Published On: Sat, Aug 31st, 2019

Brexit latest: Suzanne Evans shuts down BBC Newsnight presenter during prorogue argument | UK | News

The Leavers of Britain spokesperson and ex-Ukip Deputy Chair Suzanne Evans was making a point on the latest developments in Parliament when she was interrupted by Mr Urban. When initially asked about the hype surrounding the proroguing she said: “That is absolute rank hysteria, frankly. To even use the word ‘coup’ for what we’re talking about here is ludicrous.

“And that it is being used as a word by so called intelligent people is really quite worrying I think.”

But moving in, Mr Urban challenged her on the length of the proroguing.

Ms Evans responded: “The fact is nothing much is going to happen now until the European Council on October 17 by which point Parliament will be back and there will still be time to debate.

“If Boris Johnson had shut down Parliament now until November 1, I think people may have some right to complain.

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“But that’s not what has happened at all.”

Parliament will be shut down until October 14.

When that date is reached the Queen will deliver a speech reopening Parliament.

Critics fear it is a ploy by Mr Johnson to push through plans for a no deal Brexit.

However, supporters say there will be enough time to continue debating Brexit until October 31 – when the UK will lawfully leave the EU.

Her intervention comes as it emerged Mr Johnson will sack and deselect Conservative MPs who rebel and try and halt his push for a no deal Brexit.

According to The Sun, any Tory rebel will also be barred from standing again for the party at the next general election.

Reports suggests Prime Minister Johnson has planned the move ahead of potential plots to stop him trying to get a no deal over the line.

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