Thursday 29 August 2019 - Remainer Parliamentarians are outraged over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that his government will suspend parliament in the autumn, with Europhile MPs saying it will give them less time to activate plots to stop Brexit.
Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, who vowed to 'fight with every breath' the UK leaving the EU in a clean break and was accused of breaking parliamentary protocol by allowing MPs to vote on an amendment to stop Brexit, said Johnson was 'undermining his democratic credentials'.
Appearing very offended that he had not been told in advance of the prime minister’s decision, Bercow wrote in a statement: 'I have had no contact from the government, but if the reports that it is seeking to prorogue parliament are confirmed, this move represents a constitutional outrage.'
Sarah Wollaston — who defected from her Eurosceptic stance to Remain before resigning from the Tories, to join the pro-EU Change UK, then the Liberal Democrats some months later — said that the prime minister was 'behaving like a tin pot dictator' and called on her former colleagues in the Conservative Party to 'cross the floor' and change parties. Hopefully, just the once.
Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn, who wants to pass a law to stop no-deal Brexit and had pushed to destabilise the country by removing Boris and placing himself as interim prime minister, said he was 'appalled at the recklessness of Johnson’s government'. He added that the attempt to stop Remainer MPs defying the will of the people, the majority of which who voted to Leave, was 'an outrage and a threat to our democracy'.
The rabidly anti-Brexit former Tory MP Anna Soubry claimed that 'democracy is under threat from a ruthless prime minister', while former Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, a prominent head of the Tory Remain Alliance, called it a 'constitutional outrage' and 'profoundly undemocratic'.
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