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Parliament not Prorogued after all

To the extent that it allows MPs to frustrate the will of the people, I am not happy that the Supreme Court has decided that Parliament is not prorogued. On the other hand, I must congratulate the court on their well-argued decision and, in particular, Lady Hale for the excellent summary which she presented. This is British justice at its best, even if it makes Brexit even more difficult. It is clearly right that there must be some mechanism to hold the executive to account. Sadly there doesn’t seem to be any way to force MPs to make good their promises!