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Opposition lawmakers seek Johnson’s resignation after ‘historic’ court ruling

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Opposition lawmakers have called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign after what British media called a “historic” ruling by the Supreme Court that his suspension of parliament was unlawful.

“Delighted that @UKSupremeCourt have followed Scottish court & found that @BorisJohnson acted unlawfully,” tweeted Scottish National Party lawmaker Joanna Cherry, who led a successful challenge to the suspension in Scotland.

“(Parliament) must resume immediately & he must resign,” Cherry said.

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Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also called for Johnson to “consider his position” and become Britain’s “shortest serving prime minister.”

Speaking at a Labour conference, Corbyn demanded the immediate recall of parliament.

“MPs must get back and be brave and bold in holding this unscrupulous government to account,” anti-Brexit legal activist Gina Miller, who led a challenge to the suspension in the English courts, told reporters outside the court. (NAN)