UK says bailing out Thomas Cook would have thrown ‘good money after bad’

The British government decided there was no point bailing out Thomas Cook as it would have been a waste of taxpayers’ money to throw good money into a business that was not meeting the needs of its customers, the business minister said on Tuesday///AIWA! NO!//

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U.K. Supreme Court rules Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament was illegal

In a major blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain’s highest court ruled Tuesday that his decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks in the crucial countdown to the country’s Brexit deadline was illegal.

Pannick says, if court rules prorogation unlawful, Speaker should be entitled to reconvene Commons

Documents submitted to the court on his behalf on Thursday reveal three possible scenarios in the event the 11 justices conclude the prime minister’s advice to the Queen to prorogue parliament for five weeks was unlawful.

The first envisages a situation where the judges find it was unlawful, but their reasoning leaves open the possibility that parliament could be prorogued for the same length of time in a lawful manner.

The document, submitted by Sir James Eadie QC and advocate general for Scotland Lord Keen, states: “In that scenario, the court would and could not make any order purporting to require parliament to be reconvened … Parliament would remain prorogued.”