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Corbyn asks to see the Queen over PM proroguing parliament

by LLB Reporter
28th Aug 19 2:28 pm

On Wednesday afternoon the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has asked to see the Queen along with other privy counsellors, as he is “outraged” over Boris Johnson’s plans to suspend parliament.

Today Corbyn wrote to the Queen outlining his opposition to the prime ministers plans to suspend parliament just weeks before the EU withdrawal date of 31 October.

He said Johnson’s plan is a “threat to democracy” and Labour will do all that it can to prevent a “smash and grab” operation by the government.

Corbyn said, “I have protested in the strongest possible terms on behalf of my party and all the other opposition parties that are going to join in with this in saying that suspending parliament is not acceptable. It’s not on.

“What the prime minister is doing is a sort of smash and grab on our democracy in order to force through a no deal exit from the European Union.

“What is he so afraid that that he has to suspend parliament in order to prevent parliament discussing these matters?”

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