Published On: Thu, Aug 29th, 2019

Boris Johnson protest: Furious Remainer hordes take to streets across UK – ‘Stop the Coup’ | UK | News


The hordes have assembled across an enormous swathe of the nation, from Norwich to Leicester, London and Manchester after the Prime Minister confirmed the government will re-open Parliament with a Queen’s Speech on October 14, which yesterday received official approval from Her Majesty. One video captured the chaotic scenes at Leicester Clock Tower as a mass of protestors waved signs reading “Defend Democracy: Resist the parliament shutdown”. 

Opposition MPs argued it wouldn’t leave them enough time to block a no-deal Brexit, while Commons speaker John Bercow called the move a “constitutional outrage”.

A petition demanding parliament reverse the decision has now reached almost 1.5 million signatures at the time of writing.

Meanwhile, a host of celebrities chimed in with furious tweets, including author Philip Pullman who was rebuked for writing on Twitter that he thinks of a “rope” and “the nearest lamp-post” when he hears Mr Johnson’s name.

A legal bid seeking to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament has begun in Scotland’s highest civil court.

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A cross-party group of around 70 MPs and peers are backing the action at the Court of Session in Edinburgh after beginning a legal move earlier in the summer when they filed a petition aiming to stop Mr Johnson being able to prorogue Parliament.

They are now seeking an interim interdict, which would stop the Prime Minister taking the option of suspension until a final decision has been made on the case.

The hearing on Thursday comes a day after the Queen approved Mr Johnson’s request for Parliament to be suspended for five weeks from September 10.

Aidan O’Neill QC, representing the petitioners, said the prorogation was “unprecedented” and the petitioners are invoking the court’s “constitutional jurisdiction.”

 

Meanwhile, the EU have even taken to threatening Mr Johnson.

Guy Verhofstadt told him if he went ahead with the plan to shut down Parliament, he would take Brexit negotiations off the table.

He said: “‘Taking back control’ has never looked so sinister. As a fellow parliamentarian, my solidarity with those fighting for their voices to be heard.

“Suppressing debate on profound choices is unlikely to help deliver a stable future EU – UK relationship.”



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