Boris Johnson set to become next prime minister of the UK
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the Supreme Court was “wrong to pronounce on a political question at a time of great national controversy”.
And he urged smaller parties to table a vote of no confidence in his government to trigger a general election.
Tory MPs applauded as he goaded Jeremy Corbyn over his refusal to back an election, in what the BBC described as extraordinary scenes inside the Parliament.
Corbyn told the Johnson he was “not fit for office” and should have resigned after the Supreme Court’s verdict.
Labour’s Rachel Reeves described the events in Parliament as “an horrendous spectacle.”
Her colleague, Jess Phillips, said the PM’s response to the court judgement looked “horrendous” to the public and he should apologise.