- Title: Londoners pessimistic after Supreme Court ruling
- Date: 25th September 2019
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS) BRITISH FLAG / EXTERIOR OF CHARING CROSS STATION VARIOUS OF COMMUTERS LEAVING STATION (SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL RESIDENT, 55, FRANK DOYLE, SAYING: "I think the majority of people in the UK just want the thing to be done. And I think we're just fed up. It's been three years and three months now since the people voted - I actually voted Remain but I just want us to be out of Europe and be done and move on so people can get on with their lives and real issues like, their health service can be sorted out, their education can be sorted out and get onto proper politics and not the politics of children basically." PEOPLE WALKING ALONG STREET (SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL RESIDENT, 29, COLLIN ELLINGTON, SAYING: "Well I always seemed unlawful from the start, it did seem a bit strange, it's not surprising. It's just a bit of a concern where we're going really. But I don't know, it just seems like we're so up in the air at the moment, I don't know where the next straight road is, everything just seems so bumpy at the moment. I couldn't even possibly imagine what's going to happen next. Do you know what I mean?" COMMUTERS LEAVING STATION (SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL RESIDENT, KAREN, SAYING: "I don't know whether it was unlawful. I know the Supreme Court has ruled it's unlawful but I think Boris Johnson's got a very difficult job and I think Brexit is being frustrated." COMMUTERS LEAVING STATION (SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL RESIDENT, 58, JOHN ROBINSON, SAYING: "We need to find out what's going to happen next. I don't think anybody knows. So I think it's fascinating times so it's going to be fun." POST BOX / PEOPLE WALKING ALONG STREET BRITISH FLAG EXTERIOR OF CHARING CROSS STATION HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT VARIOUS OF EUROPEAN UNION FLAGS IN FRONT OF HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
- Embargoed: 9th October 2019 09:15
- Keywords: Brexit prime minister Boris Johnson Supreme Court ruling EU unlawfully suspended parliament House of Commons no-deal
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: European Union,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AY5OZ0N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Morning commuters in London said on Wednesday (September 25) there was no end in sight to the UK's political crisis a day after the UK's Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson had unlawfully suspended parliament.
The House of Commons, where Johnson has no majority, will reconvene at 1130 a.m. (1030 GMT) after the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (September 24) that his decision to suspend it for five weeks was unlawful and therefore null and void.
"Everything just seems so bumpy at the moment," said local resident and audio-visual engineer Collin Ellington. "It's just a bit of a concern where we're going."
Johnson is determined to lead Britain out of the European Union on October 31, with or without an exit agreement, but most members of parliament are equally determined to prevent a so-called "no-deal Brexit" scenario.
It is unclear exactly what will happen next. Johnson has rejected calls from some political opponents to resign. The main opposition Labour Party is itself deeply split over Brexit, and appears to be vacillating about whether to launch a motion of no-confidence to try and bring Johnson down.
(Production: Will Russell, Iona Serrapica, Tom Scally, Paul Hardy, Tanya Lezaic)
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