Published On: Wed, Aug 28th, 2019

Is Boris Johnson right to prorogue Parliament? POLL | Politics | News

The blond Tory Party leader interrupted the monarch’s annual summer holiday in Balmoral to ask her permission to shut down Parliament making it near-impossible for cross-party MPs to attempt to pass a Commons’ motion to block a no deal Brexit. The move has seen Mr Johnson make history by getting the monarch involved in British politics, as the Royal Family are supposed to stay impartial. The Queen agreed to suspend Parliament until October 14, which will give Remainers including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon only two weeks to attempt to throw all they have into de-railing Brexit.

The move has been hailed as a Brexit boost by Leave voters, but condemned by Reaminers far and wide.

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Mr Johnson maintains that Britain will leave without a deal unless the controversial Northern Ireland backstop is “abolished”.

A Government spokesman said: “The Prime Minister set out that the UK will be leaving the EU on October 31, whatever the circumstances, and that we absolutely want to do so with a deal.

“The Prime Minister was also clear however that unless the Withdrawal Agreement is reopened and the backstop abolished there is no prospect of that deal.”

The move today has sent a tsunami of condemnation Mr Johnson’s way.

Mr Corbyn himself, who bizarrely attempted his own Government coup by begging other leaders to make him Prime Minister, said: “Boris Johnson’s attempt to suspend parliament to avoid scrutiny of his plans for a reckless No Deal Brexit is an outrage and a threat to our democracy.

“Labour will work across Parliament to hold the government to account and prevent a disastrous No Deal.”

Ms Sturgeon and Ms Swinson also shared their criticisms of the move.

US President Donald Trump, who met with Mr Johnson at last week’s G7 summit in France, rejoiced in the decision by the Brexiteer Prime Minister.

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The Republican also gushed of his love for the UK in a tweet o his millions of followers.

He said: “Would be very hard for Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, to seek a no-confidence vote against New Prime Minister Boris Johnson, especially in light of the fact that Boris is exactly what the U.K. has been looking for, & will prove to be “a great one!” Love U.K.”

While the more opinionated EU Eurocrats responded to today’s news with outrage, with Guy Verhofstadt even threatening Mr Johnson by taking negotiations off the table, Germany appeared to react with genuine fear.

The idea of shutting down Parliament – known as prorogation – has caused controversy, with critics saying it would stop MPs being able to play their part in the Brexit process.


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Proroguing is to discontinue a session of a parliament without dissolving it.

Only a monarch can announce the proroguing of Parliament – so the government must ask the Queen permission to do so.

Prorogation marks the end of a parliamentary session and is the formal name given to the period between the end of a session of Parliament and the State Opening of Parliament that begins the next session.

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