Published On: Wed, Sep 25th, 2019

BBC News: Laura Kuenssberg points out biggest problem for Remainers | UK | News


Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt a huge blow on Tuesday morning after the Supreme Court ruled against his decision to suspend Parliament. But, speaking on ‘Politics in Crisis: News Special’, the BBC’s Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg pointed out the big problem facing Remainers. The journalist claimed those in the “rebel alliance” and in opposition parties “do not agree” on what to do next.

She said: “There is no question that the rebel alliance as everybody has come to call them, the opposition parties and former Tories, some of the most Tory grandees like Ken Clarke who are part of this rebel alliance, they have the numbers to take control of every day in Parliament that it sits.

“But, it is also the case that they do not agree amongst themselves on what to do next.

“Some of them want another referendum, some of them want to have a compromise on the deal, some of them frankly are not quite sure, hour by hour, what they would like to do next.

“Where they are united is they want to tie up Boris Johnson as tightly as they possibly can to make sure that he doesn’t open the pandora’s box of leaving without a deal.

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“But, in a funny way, the court has made history, but our politics, are almost in exactly the same place as they were this morning.”

The Prime Minister has faced calls to resign falling the Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday morning ruling his suspension of Parliament was unlawful.

Speaker John Bercow announced the House of Commons will sit at 11.30am and while the usual Wednesday session of Prime Minister’s Questions will not take place, MPs will be given opportunities to hold the Government to account.

The Prime Minister, who has been in New York for the UN General Assembly, insisted he would not be deterred by the ruling from taking Britain out of the EU on October 31.

He told delegates in Brighton: “The Prime Minister acted illegally when he tried to shut down opposition to his reckless and disastrous plan to crash out of the European Union without a deal. But he has failed. This unelected Prime Minister should now resign.”

SNP leader at Westminster Ian Blackford added that once it was clear a no deal Brexit was blocked, MPs should combine to pass a vote of no confidence.

He said: “We cannot tolerate this man who is behaving in an undemocratic manner, behaving like a dictator.

“He has to be removed from office and the opposition has to come together, the opposition has to do its job.”



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