Twitter had the best reaction to Boris Johnson's shutdown being ruled 'unlawful'
Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is unlawful, a Scottish court of three judges has ruled.
Just a few weeks after the announcement and a few hours after it actually happening, a court in Scotland has ruled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament is unlawful.
The Supreme Civil Court in Scotland disagreed with the decisions in England and decided to outline the unlawfulness of the move.
The Scottish court summary handed down today said: "This was an egregious case of a clear failure to comply with generally accepted standards of behaviour of public authorities."
It added there were two "principal reasons" for Johnson closing parliament - legally known as prorogation.
First to "prevent or impede parliament holding the executive to account and legislating with regard to Brexit".
And second to "allow the executive to pursue a policy of a no-deal Brexit without further parliamentary interference".
It said the suspension of parliament was therefore "unlawful and is thus null and of no effect".
Following this terrible news for Johnson, Twitter exploded with a whole heap of hilarious responses.
Here are some of our top picks:
It’s like an end-of-season twist in a TV show but with the notable addition being that ‘society as we know it’ is actually at stake...for real. #RevokeArticle50 #ParliamentShutdown #SupremeCourt https://t.co/wNBS1Kydbh— Michael Thrift (@ConductorThrift) September 11, 2019
Bojo's credibility right about now. Straight down the toilet. #BorisJohnson #Prorogation #Parliamentshutdown #PoliticsLive #Brexit pic.twitter.com/Ssj1VF7gbB— Karen M Renton (@karen_renton) September 11, 2019
Scottish court: "It was unlawful to suspend Parliament".
Scottish politicians: "We must recall Parliament".
Boris Johnson: "Scotland, who?".#UKPolitics #BorisJohnson #Parliamentshutdown pic.twitter.com/XW7wY8C9O0— Get Well Soon Joke Book (@GetWellJokes) September 11, 2019