SW MEP Caroline Voaden reacts to UK Supreme Court ruling
Liberal Democrat MEPs welcome the Supreme Court’s judgment that Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament was unlawful.
A Prime Minister that behaves unlawfully and undermines democratic standards is clearly unfit to hold the office of Prime Minister.
Caroline Voaden MEP commented today;
“Boris Johnson attempted to trample on the UK’s constitution and in doing so he tarnished Britain’s reputation in Europe. I am delighted the Supreme Court has intervened to restore the rule of law.”
“Prime Minister Johnson’s decision to shut down democracy was motivated by his desire to shut down debate on Brexit. His attempt to silence the voices of the people at a time of national crisis was a disgrace."
"I am determined to maintain the voice of the SW of England in Europe.”
“The Brexit crisis will not be resolved by silencing debate or suspending democracy. We need more democracy, not less. As Liberal Democrats, we believe the UK’s best possible future lies within the European Union, not outside it - and the best future for the SW region remains as part of this union of nations.”
Antony Hook MEP, Liberal Democrat MEP for SE England with 16 years’ service as a barrister, said:
"Restoring a supposed supremacy of the British institutions was central to Boris Johnson’s campaign to wrench us out of Europe. The irony has been lost on few people that he has since tried to suppress Parliament and it has fallen to the courts to intervene.”
“It’s time for us to join the modern world by codifying our constitution and the conventions that we rely on for the smooth running of the state. A written constitution could secure a fair balance of powers and create a democratic basis for change in the