UK Supreme Court to give its verdict Tuesday on the legality of the prime minister's suspension of Parliament
The UK's highest court will rule this week whether the country's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and acted unlawfully when he decided to suspend parliament. Let's get more on this with our regular Westminster. Chronic lowlands price lots works as Tony Blair start of communications when he was UK the Prime Minister Welcome back loans just recap as to where we are today given the conclusion of events in court on Friday yes so for several days last week. The two sides in the collpase presented their arguments to the eleven justices of the Supreme Cream Colt and and not entirely clear whether they come back with judgment today or tomorrow and so much time need to weigh up the arguments but obviously the people have been trying to read the runes over the weekend and there seems to be a feeling growing that the decision may go against the government but on the lawyer and and I think we have to wait in the city wants to just come up with well what the losses oppresses suggesting that the supreme court is minded. It's ruled against the government because of a couple of reasons a degree of scrutiny by the leader of the Supreme Court Lady Hale and the fact that everybody was talking about the remedies which she's what can be done when the government a- found in fold at fault. Is that a suggestion perhaps that the government is in a lot of trouble trouble whether to find against to the the plans to suspend parliament or is this not actually the death blow that many campaign unpainted might be hoping for notice deathblow tour. I'm going to be a huge huge Paris because it's completely unprecedented in participants tickle and judicial history reach so be a major milestone but I think in Boris Johnson's mind and in the minds of leaders of the opposition parties as well is how does this play with the public when the public eventually come to express their view either in the general election ord another referendum. How will they respond to something like this? Will they think this just shows the stories are an incompetent they what they're doing. They're all over the place or will it just be further evidence for some voters sure it will be that kind of the whole establishments and now they could include the Supreme Court in that out to frustrate the the people's will so necessarily when the crucial we'll decisions of aid are made by the public be the death blow that Sir. I think people like you know who's the case and all the politicians who've been supporting the various cases against the government that got to be finally settled either today or tomorrow and nonetheless suggestion this weekend that the prime minister could suspend parliament once again if he so chose well what do yet Paul would come back. We'd have to come but possibly for a day or a Dan Hassle two who days perhaps and then be proved again that second prorogation would be completely illegal. They wouldn't be subject to further court challenge because there is always before the queen's speech but a short one and so in practical terms. It's hard to see what difference going to make it less. If parliament does come back Boris Johnson opponents in parliament use that very very very narrow window to ambush in some people and let's move on to a couple of other things that are bubbling along quite menacingly firstly. Let's talk about the brexit talks all suggestions that in actual fact instead of working towards towards an agreement to leave the European Union with a deal on the thirty first of October. The United Kingdom is engaged in brexit talks going backwards and I'm not sure that would be entirely fair. I was talking to journalists on the plane on his way to New York is sponsored your for a couple of days as for the United Nations General Assembly meeting where he's going to be a having private discussions with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel macron Donald Tusk and some of the other prime minister's and he was sticking to his line that he's cautiously optimistic about reaching a deal and and he some the detail of what he was saying on what he was speaking into journalists was around the ways in which the respect stock could be removed and replaced with other arrangements for trade across the border between North and south so I I think he's still I think genuinely does want to reach a deal if he can and some of the intractable problems which was most able to deal within three years is prime minister. He's trying to resolve it a much shorter period of time but I I I would caution against assuming that actually leads all just for show and doesn't really want to deal. I think he does and tell us as well about the domestic issues of the Labor Party at the main opposition party in the United Kingdom. It is having its annual party conference this week as do all the big parties in this conference season here in the United Kingdom in them. We were supposed to be given a sort of radical agenda of social mobility and paternity for all instead. We've had a weekend where the Labor Party seems to utterly split itself into and we now face vote to votes which conflicts each other at the conference there but what they're positional positional Brexit is yes in Party conferences supposed to be the sort of showcase moment where you present all your policies and save all the fantastic you're gonna do for the country and as as we're all expecting a general election pretty quickly a pre-election conference like this is really essential threatening yet all the headlines have been about the splits and divisions they have been putting forward awesome radical policies and some quite expensive policies as well to be frank about its had on social care for the elderly on abolishing prescription charges so quite radical. I'll stop on education as well and in in other areas but as you say it's all overshadowed by the row over brexit normally there's a thing called the conference arrangements committee they try Ryan sort of fudge. Thin says that there isn't a bus stop on the floor. They failed region agreements last night over the BREXIT. votes to the wilder vote today on the conference floor about Brexit the vast majority of the membership once Labor to become a pro remain party aw that's because the trade unions hold fifty percent of the votes in live conferences and most of the Loyalty Jeremy Corbyn. It's not clear that the membership number should get their way so he's going to be a shoes up at a very very significant and tell us how that leaves the Labor Party in its identity having been a man who worked when Labor when the Labor Party had the clearest idea can ever imagine if what they stood for yes and not unsuccessful in elections as well but put in not not to to to one side I mean there is a battle has been a battle going on for the soul of the Labor Party ever since Jeremy Corbyn became lead of the Party and a lot of people on MRI light my win the absol- Blairite if you want to call it that way of the Party of never really reconciled themselves the Jeremy Corbin's leadership and things have reached a crunch point now all and I think one reason for that is the people already looking to Jeremy Corbin's disappearances leader of the Labour party whether he resigns over there. There's the general election a fails once once again to become prime minister then he would go so a lot of the stuff that we've seen trying to either remove to Watson the deputy leader of the Labour Party or sidelined him. It's all about the succession Jeremy Corbyn and as you say quite rightly the battle for the soul of the Party of what part it really is and the battle lines. It's being thrown who's going to win. That is still clear price. Thank you as ever own monocle twenty four.