Boris Johnson undermines democracy while Jonathan Lord, Woking MP, stands by

August 30, 2019 10:39 AM
By Cllr Will Forster

Boris Johnson undermines democracy while Woking's MP stands by.

Stand up to Boris Letter - will you signEarlier this week, the Queen agreed to Boris Johnson's demand to suspend Parliament and thereby deny democratic debate at one of the most critical times in our country's history.

Councillor Will Forster, Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson, said:

"Shutting Parliament to force through a No Deal Brexit is an absolutely unacceptable course of action that Lib Dems and I strongly oppose. This action shows that Boris Johnson and the Conservative Government have no respect for the people of the UK, the sovereignty of Parliament or the democracy they claim to serve."

"I welcome Tuesday's cross-party Church House Declaration that states: Shutting down Parliament would be an undemocratic outrage at such a crucial moment for our country, and an historic constitutional crisis. Any attempt to prevent Parliament sitting, to force through a no deal Brexit, will be met by strong and widespread democratic resistance. We pledge to work together across parties and across our nations to do whatever is necessary to ensure that the people's voice is able to be heard."

"I am disappointed that Woking's MP appears not to have signed the Church House Declaration. However, I am not surprised. Despite Woking voting Remain, our MP voted and backed Leave. It now seems he supports closing Parliament in order to achieve a chaotic and damaging No Deal Brexit."

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