September 25, 2019 / 11:35 AM / 22 days ago

Attorney General: We will not suspend parliament unlawfully again

Britain's Attorney General Geoffrey Cox is seen in Downing Street in London, Britain September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will not try to suspend parliament again in a way that contravenes Tuesday’s ruling of the Supreme Court, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox said, speaking after the court declared an earlier suspension unlawful.

Asked whether the government intended to try again to suspend - or prorogue - parliament for a lengthy period ahead of Brexit, Cox said: “There will be no prorogation that does not comply with the terms of the judgement of the Supreme Court.”

Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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