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Wednesday 25 September 2019

the supreme court

What. Was. That.

Your key questions, answered.

By Basia Cummings

On a torrential Tuesday, London was lashed with thunder, lightning – and Hale. In particular, Lady Hale, the Supreme Court justice who delivered a momentous ruling declaring Boris Johnson had been unlawful in suspending Parliament.

It sent political journalists into a frenzy and political commentators into overdrive. Jeremy Corbyn called for Johnson to resign. EU politicians gave a sigh of relief. Brexiteers decried it as a “desperate attack on democratic will”.

So what, exactly, is going on?

We took time to address the key questions hanging in the air after a landmark day in British politics: did Boris Johnson actually break the law? Did he lie to the Queen? And most importantly, why should we all care?

Here, Editor and co-founder of Tortoise, James Harding, sits down with Basia Cummings, to talk it all through.

What just happened? 12’08”