Scottish judge refuses to block Johnson proroguing parliament

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Lord Doherty rejects call for emergency injunction before full hearing next week

A Scottish judge has temporarily rejected calls to block Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament, in a blow to anti-Brexit campaigners.

Lord Doherty said he would not rule definitively that the prime minister had the powers to ask the Queen to prorogue parliament until a full hearing of the case, which he brought forward to Tuesday next week.

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