Here's how British media are reacting to ruling against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

Here's how British media are reacting to ruling against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

Media in Britain have been scrambling to react to the news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament was deemed unlawful.

The decision was unanimously made by the 11-judge Supreme Court after Mr Johnson suspended parliament for five weeks ahead of the October 31 Brexit deadline.

Here's how media outlets were reacting to the news around midday today:

The Telegraph leads with the "unlawful, void and of no effect" ruling. That's followed by two comment pieces: one by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and the other from John Longworth blasting the court for "usurping Remainers over the people".

Here's how British media are reacting to ruling against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

The Guardian leads with House Speaker John Bercow calling for parliament to meet "without delay". A comment piece from Martin Kettle describes the judgement as the "trumpet for a failed prime minister", while readers comments are also prominent, leading with the tag: "Time for Johnson to go".

Here's how British media are reacting to ruling against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

The Express leads with Nigel Farage's reaction to the 'staggering' ruling, calling for Johnson's adviser Dominic Cummings to be sacked over the "worst political decision ever".

Here's how British media are reacting to ruling against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

The Mirror leads with the line that Johnson "broke the LAW and LIED to the Queen", above a comment piece from Kevin Maguire saying "Boris Johnson would resign if he had an ounce of decency, dignity or honour".

Here's how British media are reacting to ruling against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

On The Times website, a comment piece by Daniel Finkelstein described the legal defeat as a "car crash" and a "grave error" by the UK government.

Here's how British media are reacting to ruling against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

The Independent leads with the line that Johnson's Brexit plan is "in chaos", as well as a number of comment pieces including John Rentoul saying Johnson now has "no route to Brexit".

Here's how British media are reacting to ruling against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

The Sun leads with the tag-line "Bojo court out" while noting Mr Johnson has vowed not to quit.

Here's how British media are reacting to ruling against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

"Boris did break law", says the Daily Mail of the 'historic' ruling.

Here's how British media are reacting to ruling against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

The Financial Times reflects on Britain's "deepening crisis".

Here's how British media are reacting to ruling against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

And the Evening Standard notes the countdown clock until Brexit, only 37 days away, leaving "Boris in turmoil".

Here's how British media are reacting to ruling against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament

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