Brexit quake leaves Boris shaken, but not stirred
‘India Global Business’ gives its take on the latest Brexit quake in the UK.
The UK Supreme Court declaring Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament unlawful has shaken up the British political system to its very core, with political experts scrambling for words beyond historic and unprecedented.
“The decision to advise Her Majesty to prorogue Parliament was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification,” declared Lady Hale in the unanimous verdict of 11 judges from the UK’s highest legal authority. The fact that a sitting Prime Minister’s political move to suspend Parliament was declared null and void has triggered a constitutional crisis like no other, forcing Johnson to dash back from the UN summit in New York to confront belligerent MPs in the Commons.
But the questions go beyond just the realms of politics. While Johnson remains determined not to budge from his “do or die” pledge for Britain to leave the EU by the 31 October deadline, the uncertainty for the business community has only further compounded. The brakes on business as usual have been applied for far too long as the revolving door at Downing Street carries on swinging.
The Pound Sterling has already had a series of turbulent months as the Johnson-led government continues to ramp up the rhetoric over no-deal Brexit and the latest jolt of a legal nature will do little to calm those nerves. In a recent edition, ‘India Global Business’ had pictured Johnson piloting a WWII plane with the headline: Kamikaze Boris? Perhaps the time is coming close when that question mark will no longer be required!