Court bids launched to stop Johnson suspending UK Parliament

LONDON (AFP) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament just weeks before Britain’s European Union (EU) departure date faced legal challenges yesterday following a furious outcry from pro-Europeans and Members of Parliament (MPs) opposed to a no-deal Brexit. Johnson announced the surprise decision on Wednesday to dismiss Parliament – known as proroguing – for nearly five weeks next month, claiming it was necessary to allow him to pursue a “bold and ambitious” new domestic agenda. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin