Statement following Supreme Court Prorogation Ruling

Today's ruling shows how robust the constitution of our United Kingdom is and the important role Scotland plays in that structure.

While I completely respect the role and independence of the judiciary, I remain of the view that prorogation was appropriate and reasonable step.

MPs have repeatedly had their say on Brexit, most recently by passing yet another piece of legislation. Parliament then entered the conference recess, as we do every year and only a few sitting days were lost.

Nevertheless, Parliament will now be sitting this week and I will be making the journey down to London.

I’d much rather be in the Borders speaking to my constituents and visiting local businesses and community groups.

I am sorry to my constituents whose meetings this week will now need to be rearranged.

John Lamont