The unelected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to suspend Parliament on September the 10th, just a week after MPs return according to the BBC which says “the government has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament.”
From September the 10th until October 14th no debates or votes can be held ahead of a Queen’s speech with Britain now facing the biggest constitutional crisis in 500 years.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said the suspension would be “an offence against the democratic process and the rights of Parliamentarians as the people’s elected representatives.”
“What the prime minister is doing is a smash and grab on our democracy to force through a no deal,” said Jeremy Corbyn of Labour.
“Shutting down Parliament would be an act of cowardice from Boris Johnson… He is trying to stifle their voices,” Jo Swinson of Libdems said.
Johnson said this has nothing to do with Brexit, he just wants to get on with the legislative agenda.
Senior Tory backbencher Dominic Grieve said: “This government will come down.”
Former Tory chancellor Philip Hammond said it’s “profoundly undemocratic.”
Nicola Sturgeon of Scotland’s Nationalist Party (SNP) said Boris Johnson is acting like a “tin pot dictator.”
All now rests on those 7 days in parliament from the 3rd of September to the 10th of September.
Johnson may well be trying to force a no confidence vote to have an election, but now all bets are off.
The pound has turned red again. A no deal chaotic exit is now likely. Bitcoin may be a safe heaven for some as Britain heads into a constitutional crisis of unmatched proportions for centuries.