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Watch: John Bercow says Parliament will return tomorrow

24 September 2019

12:28 PM

24 September 2019

12:28 PM

Less than two hours ago the Supreme Court released its verdict that Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament was both unlawful and void. In its judgement, the Court decreed that since Parliament was never, legally, prorogued, the House of Commons could return as soon as the Speakers of the Commons and Lords arranged for it to be reconvened.

It appears they have wasted no time in responding to the verdict. In a statement outside parliament this afternoon, the verbose Speaker John Bercow announced that he would resume Parliament’s business tomorrow at 11.30am, saying:

‘I have instructed the House authorities to prepare – not for the recall, the prorogation was unlawful and void – to prepare for the resumption of the business of the House of Commons. Specifically I have instructed the House authorities to undertake such steps as are necessary to ensure that the House of Commons sits tomorrow, and that it does so at 11.30am.’

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