‘A threat to our democracy’: Politicians respond to Johnson’s plans to suspend UK Parliament

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Jeremy Corbyn says new Tory leader should focus on second Brexit Referendum
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn

European Parliament Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt has said Boris Johnson’s plans to suspend Parliament are “unlikely to help deliver a stable future EU – UK relationship”.

“‘Taking back control’ has never looked so sinister,” he tweeted.

“As a fellow parliamentarian, my solidarity with those fighting for their voices to be heard.

“Suppressing debate on profound choices is unlikely to help deliver a stable future EU – UK relationship.”

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said Boris Johnson’s plan to suspend UK Parliament is “an outrage and a threat to our democracy”.

“I am appalled at the recklessness of Johnson’s government, which talks about sovereignty and yet is seeking to suspend parliament to avoid scrutiny of its plans for a reckless no-deal Brexit,” said Mr Corbyn.

“That is why Labour has been working across Parliament to hold this reckless Government to account and prevent a disastrous no-deal which parliament has already ruled out.

“If Johnson has confidence in his plans he should put them to the people in a general election or public vote.”

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said Boris Johnson’s plan to suspend UK Parliament is “an outrage and a threat to our democracy”.

“I am appalled at the recklessness of Johnson’s government, which talks about sovereignty and yet is seeking to suspend parliament to avoid scrutiny of its plans for a reckless no-deal Brexit,” said Mr Corbyn.

“That is why Labour has been working across Parliament to hold this reckless Government to account and prevent a disastrous no-deal which parliament has already ruled out.

“If Johnson has confidence in his plans he should put them to the people in a general election or public vote.”

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