They ruled against his suspension of Parliament …
Trumpism come’s to the Brits….
Top judges should be subjected to U.S.-style “accountability” Boris Johnson suggested following the decision by the U.K.’s Supreme Court to quash his decision to suspend parliament.
The U.K.’s highest court ruled unanimously on Tuesday that the prime minister’s decision to prorogue parliament was “unlawful” leading to MPs being recalled the following day.
In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Johnson insisted that he respected the court’s judgment “very humbly and very sincerely.” But he suggested there would be “consequences” following the judges decision to intervene in such a highly political question….
“In so doing it seems to me that the justices intruded onto an acutely sensitive political question, at a time of great national controversy … I don’t think that the consequences of that judgment have yet been fully evaluated,” he said.
“It will take a while to be worked through. But I think, if judges are to pronounce on political questions in this way, then there is at least an argument that there should be some form of accountability.”
“The lessons of America are relevant,” he added, apparently referring to the U.S. system of political appointment of judges and other measures.
In further combative comments, he refused to back down from his use of the phrase “surrender act” to describe legislation passed earlier this month with the help of rebel Tory MPs to force him to request an extension to the Brexit deadline if he fails to reach a deal with the EU….