CARMARTHEN East and Dinefwr MP Jonathan Edwards has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign after the Supreme Court today ruled that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawful.

Plaid Cymru MP Mr Edwards said that Parliament must be recalled immediately. All four Plaid Cymru MPs were among a small number of petitioners in the case first heard in the Scottish Court of Session and subsequently the appeal today at the Supreme Court.

Mr Edwards said: “The Supreme Court has delivered a damming and unanimous verdict. Boris Johnson has broken the law for undermining the basic principles of democracy. The Prime Minister has shown himself to be no better than a tin-pot dictator, shutting down democracy to avoid scrutiny.

“There is no question, the Prime Minister must resign immediately and a crash out Brexit stopped once and for all.

“In his short time in office Boris Johnson has proven himself to be a deeply dangerous and anti-democratic leader, with no respect for the rule of law. It would be a complete affront to civilised society if the Prime Minister did not resign after this historic ruling.”

Wales First Minister mark Drakeford has also called on the Prime Minister to resign.