Boris Johnson phoned the Queen after his Supreme Court humiliation – but Downing Street REFUSES to say whether the PM apologised for misleading her
- No10 source says PM spoke to the Queen after Supreme Court judgement
- They refused to say whether he has apologised for giving her ‘illegal’ advice
- Earlier he blamed Jeremy Corbyn instead and demanded an election
The Prime Minister has spoken to the Queen following his Supreme Court humiliation that saw him accused of lying to her, while Downing Street refuses to reveal if he has apologised.
A Number 10 spokesman said Boris Johnson spoke to the Queen ‘earlier on today’ and described the discussion as being ‘after the verdict’ delivered by Lady Hale this morning.
They refused to comment on whether he has apologised, adding: ‘We never in any circumstances discuss the contents of conversations between the Prime Minister and her majesty.’
As well as speaking to the Monarch, he made a conference call to his Cabinet, which lasted around 30 minutes, telling colleagues he disagrees with the ruling but respects the independence of the judiciary.
Boris Johnson (pictured today at the UN General Assembly in New York) has spoken to the Queen following his Supreme Court Brexit humiliation
The PM (pictured in New York today) refused to apologise after the ruling and instead blamed Jeremy Corbyn before demanding a General Election
Earlier the PM refused to apologise for his unlawful prorogation of Parliament, which was branded a ‘serious’ threat to democracy by 11 Supreme Court justices.
Asked whether he was ’embarrassed’ he had given the Queen illegal advice, he shouted back blamed Jeremy Corbyn and demanded a General Election.
Mr Johnson made the comments while in New York for a UN climate summit where he met with US President Donald Trump and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani.
He will fly back to the UK overnight as he works out his next move, before an explosive showdown with MPs calling for him to resign in the Commons tomorrow.
Downing Street insisted there was no question of Mr Johnson stepping aside.
A No 10 source said: ‘The PM will not resign following the judgment.’
While the Prime Minister, who will fly back to the UK overnight, said the return of MPs would go ahead, he made clear his unhappiness with the court’s ‘unusual judgment’.
As well as speaking to Her Majesty (pictured with him on July 24), he made a conference call to his Cabinet, which lasted around 30 minutes
‘I strongly disagree with this decision of the Supreme Court,’ he told reporters.
‘I have the utmost respect for our judiciary, I don’t think this was the right decision, I think that the prorogation has been used for centuries without this kind of challenge.
‘I think the most important thing is we get on and deliver Brexit on October 31, and clearly the claimants in this case are determined to frustrate that and to stop that.
‘I think it would be very unfortunate if Parliament made that objective which the people want more difficult but we will get on.’
Commons Speaker John Bercow has said MPs will return to Westminster tomorrow at 11.30am.
Commons Speaker John Bercow (pictured outside Parliament today) has said MPs will return to Westminster tomorrow at 11.30am