Brexit: Supreme court begins hearing case over Johnson's suspension of parliament – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including day one of the supreme court hearing to decide on claims the suspension of parliament was unlawfulJohnson’s suspension of parliament ‘unlawful abuse of power’Johnson likely to...

Brexit: Supreme court begins hearing case over Johnson's suspension of parliament – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including day one of the supreme court hearing to decide on claims the suspension of parliament was unlawful

The prime minister’s spokesman said the supreme court case was mentioned by Boris Johnson during this morning’s cabinet meeting. “He mentioned the fact that the court case was ongoing and that we are confident in our arguments,” the spokesman said.

As the Press Association reports, asked whether Johnson should either give evidence or submit an affidavit to the court, the spokesman said:

I am not going to comment on an ongoing court case. The way court cases begin is that one side will set out their position and then there will be a response for the government. The court is the right forum for this to take place.

Pannick says the PM cannot have discretion as to the depth of the powers he enjoys.

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