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Attorney general says this is a ‘dead parliament’ and a ‘spineless disgrace’

by LLB Reporter
25th Sep 19 12:46 pm

The attorney general Geoffrey Cox gave an explosive and theatrical attack against parliament on Wednesday lunch time and questioned the House of Commons “moral right to sit.”

Parliament returned just a day after the Supreme Court judgment after the 11 justices unanimously ruled proroguing of parliament was unlawful.

In an explosive rage Cox told parliament, Denying the electorate the chance of having its say this parliament is a dead parliament.

“It has no moral right to sit on these green benches. Twice they have been asked to let the electorate decide whether they should sit in their seats while they block 17.4m votes, this parliament is a disgrace.

“I am suggesting you should give your constituents the chance of electing you again.

“I offer this to the frontbencher of the Labour Party, all we need is a one line bill that we can put through with the Speakers help fixing the date of the general election by a simple majority and we can have an election.

“This spineless gang on the front bench have not got the guts to put that motion into providence because most of them do not want their leader in power.”

The attorney general gave Boris Johnson the advice to prorogue parliament, he defended his advice that he gave the prime minister.

Cox told the House of Commons, “This advice was sound advice at the time.

“The court of last resort, ultimately disagreed with it but in doing so, made new law in which they were entirely entitled to do.”

He added, “We were disappointed that, in the end, the Supreme Court took a different view and, of course, we respect the judgment of the court.

“Given the Supreme Court’s judgment in legal terms, the matter is settled. And, as the honourable lady will know, I am bound by the long-standing convention that the views of the law officers are not disclosed outside the government without their consent.

“However, I will consider over the coming days whether the public interest might require a greater disclosure of the advice given to the government on this subject.”

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