28 Aug, 2019 @ 13:09
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Boris Johnson labelled ‘tin-pot dictator’ after asking Queen to suspend Parliament – limiting time to block no-deal Brexit

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QUEEN: Asked to suspend Parliament by PM

BORIS Johnson has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament from mid- September, reducing time MPs have to block a no-deal Brexit.

If the Prime Minister gets his way Parliament will lose a number of sitting days ahead of the UK’s scheduled departure from the EU on October 31.

The move will shut down Parliament – known as prorogation – until October 14, when Johnson plans to set out his political agenda in a new Queen’s speech.

The Prime Minister has denied the government’s aim was to deny opposition MPs the time to prevent no-deal, calling the allegation ‘completely untrue.’

“There will be ample time on both sides of the crucial EU summit on 17 October for MPs to debate the EU and Brexit,” he said.

It comes as senior Tory backbenchers and former cabinet members condemned the controversial constitutional move.

REMAINER: Chuka Umunna branded Johnson a ‘tin-pot dictator.’

Former chancellor Philip Hammond claimed it would be a ‘constitutional outrage if parliament were prevented from holding the government to account at a time of national crisis.’

While Liberal Democrat MP Chuka Umunna, a leading Remainer, has accused Johnson of ‘behaving like a tin-pot dictator.’

Business leaders have also criticised the move to suspend parliament saying to will hit the UK economy and the pound.

Nigel Green, founder of financial advisory firm deVere Group, said: “What we do know for sure though is that this step will inflict further unnecessary economic damage on an already extremely vulnerable UK economy.”

MPs return to Parliament next Tuesday after their summer break giving those opposed to the move around a week to pass legislation blocking a no-deal Brexit.

Tim McNulty

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  1. The blond buffoon calls for the “sovereignty of Parliament” via Brexit, then promptly sidelines it by attempting to close it off. Cheating and lying has been the order of the day throughout the whole Brexit process.
    Johnson has been one of the chief architects of that mendacity. Now, having been imposed on Britain by around sixty thousand hard-right Tories (no election required) he will crash the country into the wilderness of a no-deal Brexit. Democracy is now a dirty word.

    Location : malaga
  2. The Sovereignty of Parliament, oh you mean the MPs who HAVE voted into law that the UK will leave the EU on the 31st of October.
    Cheating and lying, you mean the remainers who won’t accept the will of the people, they have plotted openly to prevent Brexit (while saying it’s just a No Deal they are against) having voted against a deal at every turn.
    By tying the government’s hands against a threat of no deal they encourage the EU to offer a really bad deal that lasts until we give in and have another referendum.
    Their latest plan to to go for another 6 month extension, so the limbo continues, while we have referendum after referendum until they get the answer they want.

    Location : Motril

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