Parliament has NOT been prorogued, the Supreme Court has adjudicated.

The chairman of the court, Baroness Hale, has just announced that prorogation was void and had no effect.  The Speaker of the Houses of Commons and Lords will now decide what to do next, and they can take immediate steps to ensure that both houses meet as soon as possible.

Lady Hale said that the decision to advise Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue was unlawful as it had the effect of frustrating or preventing Parliament carrying out its functions.

Wearing a huge diamond spider on her shoulder, Lady Hale said the decision of the 11-strong panel of justices was unanimous.

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