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How can the PM ‘legitimately continue in office’ says Mark Drakeford

by LLB Reporter
24th Sep 19 3:57 pm

First minister Mark Drakeford has hit out at Boris Johnson on Tuesday saying a normal prime minister would resign as a “matter of honor.”

The leader of the Welsh government said, “When a prime minister is found to have acted unlawfully and undemocratically, I don’t see how that person thinks that he can legitimately continue in office.”

Drakeford said on Twitter, “The PM tried to play fast and loose with our constitution. The unanimous decision by @UKSupremeCourt is a huge victory for the rule of law.

“Parliament was never prorogued and must now hold this government to account.

“Any normal prime minister would – as a matter of honour – tender their resignation after such a unanimous verdict from the UK’s highest court.

“It is the final straw in a pitiful episode for the country.”

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price called Johnson a “dictator” and a “dishonest prime minister” and called on him to resign.

The Plaid Cymru leader said, “Lying to the people, parliament, and the Queen, is a trinity of grave constitutional crimes.

“What is totally clear is the UK prime minister had closed the doors of parliament with the relish of the dictator that he is.”

He said in a tweet, “Only one response now acceptable by the prime minister to this damning (and unanimous) judgement by the Supreme Court: Resign.

“After getting rid of this dishonest prime minister, parliament must now move to end the chaos and uncertainty and take it back to the people in a People’s Vote so we can finally move on from this dark chapter in our politics.”

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