Published On: Wed, Aug 28th, 2019

Brexiteer Peter Bone dismantles Speaker Bercow for ‘overstepping the mark’ – ‘Plain wrong’ | UK | News


The Queen has approved an order to prorogue Parliament no earlier than September 9 and no later September 12 until October 14. The manoeuvre has been seen as an effort to reduce the time Parliament would have to block a no deal Brexit. Mr Bercow responded vociferously, branding the move a “constitutional outrage.”

He added: “Shutting down Parliament would be an offence against the democratic process and the rights of Parliamentarians as the people’s elected representatives.”

But European Research Group member Peter Bone told Sky News’ Kay Burley: “The Speaker on that is plain wrong.

“I’m sorry to say that because I think he has been a very good Speaker.

“But he has overstepped the mark on that and got involved in the political field.

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“He no longer sounds like a referee but a player in one of the teams.”

Ms Burley asked: “What would you like to see happen as a result, as far as Mr Bercow is concerned?”

Mr Bone hesitated before replying: “He’s a Speaker. He’s elected.

“I think he might reflect on that and realise that he’s perhaps had a rush to judgment.

 

Any petition that secures 10,000 signatures is guaranteed a Government response and 100,000 names forces a debate in Parliament.

The petition, which was created by Mark Johnston on Parliament’s website, states that Parliament should not be prorogued unless there is another extension of the Brexit deadline or the idea of leaving the European Union is scrapped altogether.

It says: “Parliament must not be prorogued or dissolved unless and until the Article 50 period has been sufficiently extended or the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU has been cancelled.”



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