BRADFORD MPs are amongst those who have given their thoughts on today's Supreme Court ruling that Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful.

The UK’s highest court made the judgement following an emergency three-day hearing last week, which debated the legality of the Prime Minister’s plans, which were made on August 28 and approved by the Queen.

Lady Hale, the Supreme Court president, was one of 11 justices who delivered the verdict. She was born in Leeds, educated in Richmond, North Yorkshire and is also an Honorary Graduate of the University of Bradford.

Boris Johnson had hoped to suspend Parliament for five weeks, until October 14, with the impending Brexit deadline just 17 days later on October 31, in plans that proved to be controversial.

The Prime Minister, speaking earlier this year, said the UK will leave the EU on that date with “No ifs, no buts.” He further emphasised, “After three years and two missed deadlines, we must leave the EU on October 31.”

His plans to suspend Parliament were met with fierce opposition by some, with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn saying, “Suspending Parliament is not acceptable. What the prime minister is doing is a smash and grab on our democracy to force through a no deal.”

A no deal Brexit would mean that after leaving the EU, there would be no agreements made between the UK and Europe on their future relationship. It would also affect trade - a no deal would see the UK leave the single market and customs union, while it would also mean the UK would immediately cut ties with EU institutions such as the European Court of Justice.

Suspending Parliament would minimise the time that the Prime Minister’s opponents would have to introduce legislation against a no deal Brexit.

But when asked if it was his intention to stop opposition through the suspension, Boris Johnson said “No, that is completely untrue.”

In the days following the suspension, which has also been referred to as the prorogation, demonstrations and protests took place throughout the country.

Many protestors saw the suspension as an affront to the democratic process, a sentiment shared by Lady Hale in court yesterday, where she argued, "The effect [of the suspension] upon the fundamentals of our democracy was extreme."

Protests took place in over 30 towns and cities across the UK, including in Leeds City Square, as demonstrators sought to make a stand against the prorogation.

Yesterday, Lady Hale said the suspension "Was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification.” She also confirmed that the suspension was "void and of no effect" and that "Parliament has not been prorogued.”

Some are also calling for Johnson to resign as Prime Minister. Jeremy Corbyn, speaking at the annual Labour Conference today, said he should “Consider his position” after the ruling.

Bradford MPs have offered their reactions in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision.

Philip Davies MP, of the Conservative Party, said, “I am disappointed with the verdict” and that he would rather have “Decisions made by democratically elected people and not unelected judges”.

He also said, “Let’s let the public decide on this matter and have a general election.”

Naz Shah MP, Labour Party politician and MP for Bradford West, said, in contrast, “I am extremely pleased with the Supreme Court decision.”

“The decision that Boris Johnson’s actions were unlawful has helped to restore the reputation of this country that has been damaged by this tinpot dictatorship.”

“The Supreme Court has said what we as the public have all been saying since the suspension of Parliament was proposed.”

She also said, “The choice to suspend Parliament was a damning indictment of the current Prime Minister.”

“The ruling proves that no one, including the Prime Minister, is above the law.”

Shah also said later, in a tweet, "If the PM has no respect for the rule of law, what message does that send out to the nation?"

Imran Hussain MP, also of the Labour Party, tweeted about Boris Johnson, saying, “He's broken the law and he's undermined our institutions. He's unfit to be Prime Minister and should resign immediately.

Labour’s Judith Cummins also tweeted, saying, “Boris Johnson was totally wrong to unlawfully shut Parliament down at this critical time for our country.”