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A Labour source said the party would not take up the prime minister's offer of a no confidence vote on Thursday "while there's the threat of Johnson using it to ram through a no deal before polling day".

Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that prime minister Boris Johnson's proroguing of parliament was unlawful.

Tempers have been inflamed in Parliament as the 31 October Brexit deadline gets closer.

Whether Johnson came back from that meeting with a new Brexit deal or not, Parliament would have had less than two weeks to resolve the matter before the Brexit deadline on October 31.

The UK government has previously insisted that it would abide by the verdict of the court, meaning that parliament could be reconvened immediately. "On the back of this, Boris Johnson must resign".

Legislators will return to the House of Commons and the House of Lords after the Supreme Court ruled that its suspension was unlawful.

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told his party conference that the court decision shows Johnson's "contempt" for democracy and rule of law.

The Supreme Court ruling comes after a series of defeats in parliament for Johnson, the most damaging of which was the law created to avoid a "no deal" Brexit.

He refused to apologise and repeatedly slammed parliament for passing a "surrender act" requiring him to seek a Brexit delay past the October 31 deadline if he fails to reach an exit agreement with the EU. "And potentially numerous MPs on their own side who have caused problems in the last few years wouldn't be around in the new Parliament", said Henig. "And that is what we are working on", Johnson said in NY.

Having lost his majority and a series of votes about Brexit in the House of Commons, Johnson had suspended the legislature for five weeks.

They upheld a case brought in Edinburgh by a cross-party group of more than 70 lawmakers led by Scottish National Party MP Joanna Cherry.

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The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, said that he welcomes the ruling, making clear that it will "reconvene without delay".

Mr Johnson, who returns to London from NY on Wednesday, also chaired a 30-minute phone call with his cabinet.

In the meantime, Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar warned the United Kingdom that it must table written proposals to solve the Irish border issue within the next week in order to clinch a deal at the European Union summit on 17-18 October.

Johnson's spokesman said that a failure to call a confidence vote this week would be seen as a mandate to proceed with his Brexit strategy.

"I have to say that I strongly disagree with what the justices have found".

She said the prolonged suspension of parliamentary democracy took place in the "quite exceptional circumstances" of the UK's impending exit from the European Union on October 31.

Brenda Hale, the court's president, said that Boris Johnson's proroguing was given in order to prevent Parliament from carrying out its functions, and the request was unjustified.

In a statement about the ruling, Miller said that it "confirms that we are a nation governed by the rule of law - laws that everyone, even the Prime Minister, are subject to".

"The only sensible way forward is a general election", he said.

"The obvious thing to do is call an election".

Prime ministers often delegate this role while they are overseas, but political reality may make this hard for Johnson.