PM does not need to apologise to Queen over prorogation – Jacob Rees-Mogg

Boris Johnson does not need to apologise to the Queen over the “unlawful” prorogation of Parliament, his Cabinet colleague Jacob Rees-Mogg has claimed.

The Commons Leader travelled to Balmoral last month to seek approval from the Queen to suspend Parliament until October 14.

But the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that there was no “reasonable justification” for the Prime Minister’s advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament for five weeks.

Asked if the Government should apologise in light of the judgment, Mr Rees-Mogg told a Daily Telegraph podcast event at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester: “I don’t think the Government did anything wrong.

“I don’t think the advice was wrong. I don’t think anybody would have thought it was wrong until the Supreme Court ruled as it did.

“The Attorney General thought it was proper advice. It is perfectly proper and reasonable to do things that then a court takes a different view of – that’s how many decisions are come to.

“So I don’t think there’s any requirement for an apology.”

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