Judges urged to back MPs’ recall if they rule against prorogation

Final arguments of supreme court hearing raise questions as to who has power to summon parliament back

Parliament should be allowed to reassemble next week, the supreme court has been urged, as the legal battle over Boris Johnson’s five week suspension threatened to escalate into a constitutional crisis over who has authority to recall MPs and peers.

At the end of the third and final day of an emergency hearing over the lawfulness of the prime minister’s advice to the Queen to suspend debates, the 11 justices were asked to encourage the speakers of the Commons and Lords to reconvene the parliamentary session.

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