The Supreme Court concluded this week that the court does have a role in determining the limits of the Prime Minister’s prorogation power and that Boris Johnson broke the law in advising the monarch to prorogue parliament. The prorogation was therefore rendered “null and of no effect,” meaning parliament reconvened this week.
- The summary judgement is only 15 minutes long and is worth watching.
- The Financial Times took a dim view of the Prime Minister’s conduct and called on him to resign in their editorial on Tuesday.
- In the Spectator, Charles Day argues that the court’s decision is a ‘constitutional outrage.‘
- Radio 4 discusses ‘who runs the country’ and asks whether we should have a written constitution.
The Labour Party Conference ended early in Brighton after some bold policy announcements from John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn.
- Can Labour get past their divisions over Brexit and unite to plat a path to power? This podcast from the Guardian explores Labour’s options.
- Can Labour be trusted to govern? Guardian columnist, Owen Jones is happy with their policy platform, but the Financial Times argues that Corbyn can’t be trusted as PM.
World leaders met at the United Nations General Assembly this week with both Donald Trump and Boris Johnson giving prominent speeches. This Guardian briefing explains what the General Assembly is and what its role is in the world.
Meanwhile, in the US, Democrats have formally launched an impeachment investigation against President Trump after a whistle blower alleged that Trump asked the Ukrainian president to launch an investigation into the son of Democratic front-runner and former Vice President, Joe Biden.
- The BBC have an explanation about what impeachment is and how it works.
- The New York Times have an excellent daily podcast, which will help you keep up with this developing story.
Finally, it is worth watching both parts of the BBC series The Cameron Years on BBC iPlayer.