Scottish court to hear bid to allow appeal case seeking to stop suspension of UK parliament


Pro and anti-Brexit campaigners outside the Cabinet Office in London on Thursday. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament is an unlawful abuse of power, a Scottish court has heard in the first of three legal challenges///CRIMSON TAZVINZWA

LONDON — A group of lawmakers will seek permission from a Scottish court on Monday to appeal against its decision to refuse a bid to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending parliament, a court spokeswoman said.

Last week the court rejected a request to place an interim block on Johnson’s order to suspend parliament but said it would hear full arguments this week. (Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Costas Pitas)