Chaos in UK as court rules Johnson’s dissolution of Parliament was unlawful

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A court in the United Kingdom on Wednesday ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of the British parliament was unlawful. The ruling by the Scottish court has prompted calls for the immediate return to work of lawmakers as the British government battles over the future of Brexit. 

"We are calling for parliament to be recalled immediately," said Scottish National Party lawmaker Joanna Cherry, who led the legal challenge, after Scotland's Court of Session ruled the prorogation should be annulled. "You cannot break the law with impunity, Boris Johnson."

Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled against Johnson's decision to prorogue, or suspend, parliament until October 14. 

The ruling is a major blow for the Boris Johnson-led government which is seeking to leave the European Union (EU) by October 31 with or without a divorce deal. 

The most recent session of Parliament saw chaos and arguments as the government and parliament are locked in conflict over the future of Brexit. 

The government will now appeal against the ruling to the Supreme Court, the United Kingdom's highest judicial body.

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