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Boris Johnson Will Respect Supreme Court’s Ruling That His Parliament Prorogation Was Illegal

Boris Johnson Will Respect Supreme Court’s Ruling That His Parliament Prorogation Was Illegal
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By Staff, Agencies

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the United Kingdom should have a general election.

Meanwhile, the UK Supreme Court ruled Johnson's suspension of parliament as unlawful on Tuesday, seeing speaker John Bercow instruct Parliament to reconvene on Wednesday.

The call comes after Johnson said that the government would respect the Supreme Court's ruling that parliament suspension was illegal despite strongly disagreeing with the verdict.

“As the law currently stands, the UK leaves the EU on October 31st come what may but the exciting thing for us now is to get a good deal" Johnson said while speaking to reporters in New York.

He went on to claim that the ruling has hindered his ability to get a Brexit deal saying: "To be honest it is not made much easier by this kind of stuff in parliament or in the courts".

"As the law stands, we leave on October 31 and I am very hopeful that we will get a deal and I think what the people of the country want is to see parliamentarians coming together working in the national interest to get this thing done and that is what we are going to do" he added.

According to Reuters, an unnamed Downing Street source said that Johnson will not resign in response to the verdict.

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