A Constitutional Outrage


Furious Commons Speaker John Bercow has joined a chorus of outrage over the Prime Minister’s plans to suspend Parliament, saying he had not been consulted about the move - which he labelled a "constitutional outrage". Click to see what Lib Dems are saying.

Jo Swinson @joswinson

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By suspending Parliament to force through a No Deal, Boris Johnson and the Government would remove the voice of the people. It is a dangerous and unacceptable course of action which the @LibDems will strongly oppose.

 

Norman Lamb @normanlamb

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Outrageous plan to close down Parliament. I thought Johnson wanted a restoration of Parliamentary sovereignty? And this drags the Queen into a constitutional crisis!

Petition: Do not prorogue Parliament https://t.co/j5VSlcvbh1. #NoProrogation #BlockTheCoup #constitutionalcrisis

 

North Norfolk Lib Dems Chair @Steffanaquarone : “Not content with holding the country to ransom over Brexit, this Tory government seems hell-bent on causing a constitutional crisis at the same time” #NoProrogation #BlockTheCoup #BrexitShambles

 

Even moderate Tories are worried:

Philip Hammond‏ @PhilipHammondUK

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It would be a constitutional outrage if Parliament were prevented from holding the government to account at a time of national crisis. Profoundly undemocratic.

 

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