Politicians in Harrow have commented on the prorogation of Parliament.
Pamela Fitzpatrick, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Harrow East commented on the prorogation of Parliament.
‘Mr Johnson is seeking to portray himself as ‘the man of the people’ but nothing could be further from the truth. History has shown that charlatans, demagogues and would-be dictators have little time for representative government. They seek ways around parliament before concluding it is an inconvenience. Mr Johnson may not be a tyrant, but he has set a dangerous precedent. He and the cabal around him who have chosen this revolutionary path should be careful what they wish for.” These are not the words of some far left revolutionary organisation but taken from an editorial in the Financial Times. (28/8/19).The article goes on to call for Parliamentarians to bring down Parliament and pave the way for a general election in which the people can express their will.
Suspending Parliament to prevent scrutiny shows us exactly what lengths this Prime Minister with no mandate will resort to. There is every indication that the UK is heading for a recession. To do so under a Johnson Tory Government is a prospect that is genuinely terrifying.’
Meanwhile Harrow’s Liberal Democrat candidates reacted angrily to the news of Parliament’s prorogation.
Adam Bernard, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Harrow East said: “Shutting down democracy in order to force through a Brexit that neither the people nor Parliament want is the act of a dictator.”
Lisa-Maria Bornemann, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Harrow West said: “Boris Johnson has shown that all he cares about is getting his own will, even when it comes at the expense of damaging our country. This behaviour is selfish and cowardly, and it must be stopped”
The Liberal Democrats and their leader Jo Swinson are actively working with other opposition parties to challenge the suspension of parliament and to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
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