BORIS Johnson's decision to prorogue Parliament has been ruled unlawful by a Scottish court.

A legal bid to challenge the suspension of parliament has succeeded at the appeal court in Edinburgh, with judges ruling Boris Johnson's prorogation of parliament was "unlawful". The case was backed by a number of Welsh MPs and peers.

A group of around 70 parliamentarians had appealed against a ruling by a judge at the court that the prorogation of Parliament was lawful.

Judge Lord Doherty originally dismissed a challenge against the suspension at the Court of Session last Wednesday, saying it was for politicians and not the courts to decide.

But three judges of the Inner House, the supreme civil court in Scotland, disagreed with Lord Doherty's ruling.

The UK Government plans to appeal against the latest ruling.

The Government said prorogation was a standard act and that only a few extra working days would be lost in the Commons. 

However opposition MPs, including Tory rebels, said that he was trying to shut down debate over Brexit. 

Parliament was suspended in the early hours of Tuesday after a mammoth session in the Commons.MPs are not due to return until October 14. 

The case is now expected to go to the Supreme Court.