A group of parliamentarians has asked Scotland’s top civil court to block Boris Johnson’s bid to suspend parliament next month.

The 75 pro-Remain politicians launched their legal bid at the Court of Session in Edinburgh last month.

A judge is due to hear the case 6 September – but the group is now seeking to speed up the legal process.

They filed a motion on Wednesday morning asking the court to grant an interim interdict in the case.

If it is granted, the interdict would effectively prevent Mr Johnson from suspending parliament, similar to an injunction in the English and Welsh legal systems.

The legal move came after the prime minister announced he had asked the Queen to suspend Parliament on 10 September.

The suspension would come just

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