Brexit latest: Supreme Court 's powers slashed after Remainers' sabotage attempts

Brexit latest: Supreme Court 's powers slashed after Remainers' sabotage attempts

Brexit latest – revenge complete: Supreme Court’s powers slashed after Remainers’ sabotage attempts

BORIS JOHNSON’s plans to strip the Supreme Court of powers following the 2019 Brexit row over the prorogation of Parliament took a huge leap forward after clearing the Commons.

The Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill was voted through its final stage of the Commons by 312 to 55. It repeals the Fixed Term Act introduced by the coalition Government in 2011, returning power to call an election to the Prime Minister.

Clipping the wings of the highest court in the land, the Bill also seeks to rule out judicial intervention.

The Bill makes it explicitly clear the decision to call an election could not be challenged in the courts.

Cabinet Office minister Chloe Smith told the Commons the legislation “is necessary and proportionate for the avoidance of doubt and to preserve the longstanding position that the prerogative powers to dissolve one parliament and to call another are non-justiciable.”

She added: “Any judgment on their exercise should be left to the electorate in the polling booth.”

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