Published On: Wed, Sep 25th, 2019

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took down members of Parliament calling for his resignation after the Prime Minister was found to have acted illegally in shutting down Parliament on Tuesday. Mr Johnson launched into a scathing tirade against the Labour Party and other opposition parties seeking to throw a spanner in the Government’s strategy. Addressing MPs upon their return to Westminster, Mr Johnson said: “It’s not just that this Parliament is gridlocked, paralysed and refusing to deliver on the priorities of the people, it’s not just unable to move forward – it’s worst than that.

“Out of sheer selfishness and political cowardice, members opposite are unwilling to move aside and give the people a say.

“They see MPs demanding that the people should be given a say one week and then running away from the election that would provide the people with a say.

“And worst of all, they see ever more elaborate manoeuvres from the party opposite which is determined, absolutely determined, to say, ‘we know best,’ and thumb their noses at the 17.4 million people who voted to leave the European Union.”

During his scathing attack, Mr Johnson confirmed the UK has been engaging with the European Union in further talks.

He continued: “I was told Brussels would never consider alternatives to the backstop, the trap that would keep us in the EU but with no say.

“We are now discussing in the negotiations an arrangement which works on consent and is not permanent.

“We are discussing a new deal and this is despite the best efforts of the party opposite and this Parliament to oppose us. This parliament does not want Brexit to happen at all.

Prime Minister Johnson cut short his stay in New York at the UN General Assembly after the Supreme Court found the Government acted illegally when they shut down Parliament.

Leader of the Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg reacted with fury at the verdict, going as far as accusing Supreme Court judges of a “constitutional coup.”

Mr Rees-Mogg was among the Cabinet members who headed to Balmoral to obtain permission from the Queen to prorogue Parliament until mid-October.

According to the BBC, the North Somerset MP told colleagues in a conference call the 11 judges were behind the “most extraordinary overthrowing of the constitution.”

Despite rushing back to the UK, Number 10insisted there was no question of Mr Johnson standing aside, despite the Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday there was no “reasonable justification” for his advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament for five weeks.

They said: “We think the Supreme Court is wrong and has made a serious mistake in extending its reach into these political matters.

“The Supreme Court has made it clear that its reasons are connected to the parliamentary disputes over, and timetable for, leaving the EU. We think this is a further mistake.”

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