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NUS responds to Supreme Court ruling to re-open Parliament

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Zamzam Ibrahim, NUS President said

“This morning Lady Hale called prorogation void and unlawful.  This is an unprecedented, ground breaking ruling.


“Now that we know our prime minister acted unlawfully, it is time for all our MPs to get back to work, and focus on stopping a no deal Brexit.  That also means a commitment to maintaining the benefits our education system enjoys today; Erasmus +, Horizon 2020, and free movement.


“A no-deal Brexit would be a disaster for students and young people across the UK.  What we need now is more democracy not less, they’ve tried to shut Parliament, they’ve tried to stop students voting, but here we are again, with this unlawful and immoral decision overturned, with a hope we can get our hard fought democratic rights back.  It’s time to reopen Parliament.”