This must be stopped. To suspend parliament at this crucial time is outrageous. MPs must take the earliest opportunity to take Johnson on and defeat him.
Just reading about a failing state where the leader was elected by just 0.1% of the population and is planning to unilaterally shut down parliament so he can pursue a policy no-one voted for and sorry actually that’s the UK.
#BorisJohnson is seeking to undermine the sovereignty of parliament in a way that is only seen in authoritarian regimes and embryonic dictatorships. Parliament IS the people; it can’t be against the people. The day he closes parliament U.K. democracy dies
This would be unlawful. It’s already before the courts in Scotland. We never voted to suspend our democracy.
"The initial legal guidance given... is that shutting parliament may well be possible, unless action being taken in the courts to block such a move by anti-Brexit campaigners succeeds in the meantime." Our hearing to stop the putsch is on 6 September.
So the guy who has *not* been elected as PM seeks to shut down our parliamentary democracy to force through his own will for which he has no mandate? Britain is not a dictatorship. ‘Johnson seeks legal advice on 5week parliament closure ahead of Brexit’
This constitutional outrage will spark civil disobedience and I for one will actively participate.
Suspending Parliament to force through a disastrous No Deal would be an outrageous affront to democracy. The only way to resolve this crisis now is to give the public the final say with a #PeoplesVote
Just imagine the mindset of someone who would shut down parliament for five weeks to force through what he wants. In the name of national sovereignty....
Shutting down our Parliament to force through no-deal would be an act of constitutional vandalism. It cannot be allowed to happen.
Suspending Parliament to force through a catastrophic no-deal Brexit would be the end of parliamentary democracy. It would be an unprecedented & unconstitutional abuse of power. What is so terrifying is the number of people actually cheering Johnson on
Just as well legal action has already been commenced in the Scottish courts to prevent Johnson from employing this deeply undemocratic move. I’m proud to lead this action along with ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ #Brexit
In the referendum, they told us #Brexit would be easy & new trade deals would be ready on day one. Now, #Johnson seeks legal advice on closing down parliament ahead of #BrexitShambles He’s not just an incompetent liar, he’s a threat to #democracy .
. has no mandate for crashing us out of #EU without a deal & no right to prorogue #Parliament Whatever it takes Parliament will retain its sovereign right to determine #Brexit & responsible MPs will put the country & constituents first.
Prorogation plan precisely as report in The Observer on Sunday but rubbished by some in No 10 on Saturday night.. There is an army of angry Whitehall officials leaking now. Makes this ploy even more high risk. Hold tight.
So Boris Johnson, a Prime Minister chosen by 0.13% of the population seeks to prorogue parliament... to drive Brexit through "do or die." What more do you need to know to stand up and protest to #StopBrexit?? Join us at #WhitehallWatch.
Boris Johnson has asked the attorney general... whether parliament can be shut down for five weeks from 9 September in what appears to be a concerted plan to stop MPs forcing a further extension to Brexit, according to leaked government correspondence.
Unit Director Meg Russell: "Parliament is the cornerstone of our constitution. The executive's authority depends on Commons support. "Yet Prime Minister Johnson has faced just one day of Commons scrutiny so far, due to the summer recess. 1/3
Here we go. MPs better hit the ground running when they return to Parliament next month or this country is fucked. #LiarJohnson and his cronies have gone rogue and are planning to suspend democracy. This is a coup! #ResistBrexit
#Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of #Brexit Not so much taking back control, as handing control over to a dictator. Can the British people not see this coup for what it is?
What is the mechanism for getting an organisation proscribed as a terrorist group? The Conservative Party is now more of a threat to this country than the IRA ever was.
This can’t be allowed to happen. It wld be an outrage+dictatorship territory Our weak constitution doesn’t guard against leaders that want to ride roughshod over Parliament Boris Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of Brexit
Boris Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of Brexit this could be a dangerous precedent to British democracy as the precedent from Canada demonstrated: #brexitshambles
Unelected prime minister seeks to undermine parliamentary democracy. If he succeeds he will tear Britain asunder - and cause grievous harm to the economy. We need a leader who can build bridges and deal honestly with people about Brexit. Enough games.
So how is that democracy thing going? Boris Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of Brexit
Absolutely unconscionable - a coup attempt by any other name. “Boris Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of Brexit” | Politics | The Guardian
Wow. Boris Johnson now seeking legal advice re: possibility of shutting down Parliament in the weeks before Brexit. Shutting down Parliament so Parliament has no say. What country are we living in? #G72019
Parliament should be sitting every day until 31st Oct. Johnson should #RecallNow. & yet his team are looking to close it for 5 weeks to ram through a reckless, mandateless, No Deal Brexit - revealing a dangerous contempt for our parliamentary democracy.
Boris Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of Brexit | “Take back control” by suspending Parliament 🙃
Brexit was supposed to help Parliament take back control from Brussels, not a power grab by an unelected Prime Minister. If the only way in a parliamentary democracy you can pass laws is by suspending it, you have failed totally
Astonishing: Boris Johnson looking at shutting parliament for 5 weeks to drive through Brexit. And these charlatans have the cheek to claim they are donning the mantle of democracy.
“Boris Johnson has asked the attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, whether parliament can be shut down for five weeks from 9 September” This is not democracy. This is not taking back sovereignty. This is a coup.
Boris Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of Brexit | Brexit | The Guardian / Angela looks freaked.
Apparently, in order to preserve the sovereign independence of the British Parliament, it is necessary to destroy it.
Boris Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of Brexit | Politics | The Guardian
Who is "taking back contro"l of what???
Boris Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of Brexit | Politics | The Guardian Whatever you think of #Brexit how is it possible to trust this man. Shady in the extreme
Boris Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of Brexit