Boris Johnson calls Queen from New York after Supreme Court defeat: Says he will not quit – UKMALAYALEE

Boris Johnson calls Queen from New York after Supreme Court defeat: Says he will not quit

Wednesday 25 September 2019 5:25 AM UTC

NEW YORK Sept 25: Boris Johnson has spoken to the Queen today after the Supreme Court handed down its verdict, it has been confirmed.A senior UK Government official said the Prime Minister had spoken with the monarch on the phone “earlier in the day”.

They would not comment on the exact timing of the call. And they would not say whether he had apologised to the monarch.

“We never in any circumstances discuss the contents of conversations between the Prime Minister and her majesty,” the official said.

The call came after the Supreme Court ruled his decision to ask her to prorogue Parliament was unlawful.

The Prime Minister said he would abide by the historic judgement and Parliament “will come back” as he was cornered on a chaotic visit to the United Nations in New York.

But as calls mounted back in the UK for him to quit, he said he “strongly disagrees” with any suggestion he should apologise.

Officials also distanced themselves from comments attributed to a ‘Number 10 source’ by the BBC, which branded the Supreme Court “wrong” and had made a “serious mistake in extending its reach to these political matters.”

An official said: “[The PM] said, very clearly, that he fully respects the independence of the judiciary.

“I think you have to take him on his word.”

And the officials confirmed the PM has full confidence in both Attorney General Geoffrey Cox and his senior aide Dominic Cummings.

Crushed Boris Johnson will race back to Britain early from New York after issuing a defiant response to a Supreme Court ruling that said he unlawfully shut down Parliament.

The Prime Minister said he would abide by the historic judgement and Parliament “will come back” as he was cornered on a chaotic visit to the United Nations in New York.

But as calls mounted back in the UK for him to quit, he said he “strongly disagrees” with any suggestion he should apologise.

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