British Parliament returns to work

British Parliament returns to work

British lawmakers returned to work today after a momentous ruling by the United Kingdom's highest court that found Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament to be unlawful.

"Welcome back to our place of work," House of Commons Speaker John Bercow told MPs, before saying he would ensure the prorogation was "expunged" from records and is instead listed as "adjourned."

This comes after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Johnson's decision to unilaterally prorogue Parliament until mid-October - just two weeks before the UK is due to leave the European Union - was "unlawful, void and of no effect."

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox began proceedings by defending Johnson's suspension. He then launched a furious and animated tirade at lawmakers, calling Parliament a "disgrace" and "dead."

"They could vote no confidence at any time, but they're too cowardly. They could agree a motion to allow Parliament to dissolve, but they're too cowardly," CNN cited Cox as saying.

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