The Supreme Court has this morning ruled that the Government’s prorogation of Parliament was unlawful.
With the UK still due to leave the EU on 31 October at 23.00 GMT, developments continue to happen around how, if and when this will occur.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, backed by the majority of his party, is determined the UK will leave on 31 October, with or without a deal, “no ifs or buts”. Equally determined to prevent a no-deal Brexit are a combination of MPs from opposition parties including Labour, the Liberal Democrats, SNP and the Green Party.
Parliament was initially prorogued – shut down – on 12 September as per the Government’s wishes, in what was viewed as an attempt to subvert MPs’ ability to debate Brexit. However, since then, the Supreme Court has ruled that its suspension was unlawful and void, which led to MPs returning to Westminster on 25 September – over two weeks earlier than the Government had hoped they would.
With the clock still counting down until Britain leaves the EU, what this means for the future of the UK is anyone’s guess at the moment. Here we run through the different possibilities that could happen in the next few weeks.