More trouble for the English mini Trump….
A Scottish court ruled on Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, a remarkable rebuke of the government’s hard-line tactics in trying to pull Britain out of the European Union.
A panel of three judges in the Court of Session, Scotland’s highest civil court, found that the decision to send lawmakers home for five weeks at the height of the Brexit crisis was “unlawful because it had the purpose of stymying Parliament.”
The ruling suggested that Mr. Johnson had misled Queen Elizabeth II, professing to want to shutter Parliament for banal procedural reasons while in fact asking her to do so to silence recalcitrant lawmakers opposed to his Brexit plans. It was another indication to some scholars of the prime minister’s open disdain for constitutional norms and legal obligations during the chaotic early weeks of his leadership.
It also deepened the political morass in which Mr. Johnson finds himself. In angling to extract Britain from the European Union by Oct. 31, with or without a deal, Mr. Johnson has lost his working majority in Parliament, exiled veteran Conservative lawmakers and failed twice to secure an early election. Now he is promising to defy a law designed to stop a no-deal Brexit….