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No.10 source on the legality of suspending parliament for a month: “lawyers are absolutely confident the courts cannot interfere with a bog standard Queen’s Speech process. No10 has been extremely careful to do everything by the book in the normal way...
“and there’s no precedent for the courts having any locus on this”. Government lawyers believe they are providing no hook for a judicial review, since they are not trying to escape the provisions of the recent Northern Ireland legislation [which forced government...
to update MPs on progress to recall the NI executive]. “This process [of proroguing or suspending parliament prior to Queen’s Speech] is ancient, so there is no scope for legislation [to stop it] or judicial review” said source
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