On Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied lying to Queen Elizabeth II over the reason for suspending the Parliament for nearly five weeks after a court has ruled his decision to do so was “illegal”.
The UK Parliament was prorogued until October 14, as a move opposition lawmakers have argued was designed to thwart their attempts to evaluate his plans to leave the European Union (EU) and permit him to force through a no-deal Brexit on October 31.
On Wednesday, Scotland’s highest court of appeal has ruled that the suspension was against the country’s law and intended to stymie lawmakers, prompted PM Johnson’s opponents to charge him of lying to Elizabeth II as to reasons for such suspension.
Today, Boris Johnson said that those claims were “absolutely not true”.
Around seven weeks to go, the UK Government and the Parliament are locked in conflict over the future of Brexit, with possible outcomes ranges from leaving without a deal to another referendum.
He continued that the government is on hold to hear an appeal next week against the Scottish Court controlled by the Supreme Court, which is the highest judicial unit of the UK, and further respected the independence of the judges.
“I’m not going to quarrel or criticize the judges,” PM Johnson told sources, “It’s very important that we respect the independence of the judiciary. They are learned people.”
PM Johnson said that he was hopeful that the government would also reach a divorce deal next month with the European Union.
“I’ve been around the European capitals talking to our friends – I think we can see the rough area of landing space, of how you could do it,” said PM Johnson.
“It will be hard, but I think we can get there.”