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U.K.: Brexit tensions

Print edition : October 25, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson answering questions on the proroguing of Parliament, in the House of Commons on September 25, the day Parliament resumed after the Supreme Court judgment. Photo: JESSICA TAYLOR/U.K. PARLIAMENT/AFP

Outside the Supreme Court in central London on September 24 before the judgment, protesters calling for Parliament to be recalled. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP

Brenda Hale, President of the Supreme Court, reading the court’s judgment on September 24 on the legality of Johnson’s advice to the Queen to prorogue, or suspend, Parliament for more than a month. Photo: U.K. Supreme Court/AFP

The Supreme Court ruling that the Prime Minister acted illegally in the proroguing of Parliament adds to the Brexit turmoil even as the October 31 deadline looms large.
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