South East reels as Boris Johnson suspends Parliament.
Responding to the reports that the Government is expected to ask the Queen to suspend Parliament from mid-September, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East, Judith Bunting said:
“Shutting down Parliament is a childish act of cowardice on the part of Boris Johnson.
“He knows the people would not choose a No Deal and that their elected representatives will not allow him to wreak such damage on the country. He is trying to stifle their voices.
“By suspending Parliament to force through a No Deal, Johnson, Cummings and the Government remove the voice of the people at the most important time. It is a dangerous and unacceptable course of action which all Liberal Democrats strongly oppose.
“MPs from all parties united earlier this week to avert a No Deal Brexit and to prevent an anti-democratic shut down of Parliament.
No one voted for a No Deal Brexit The dive toward No Deal is being driven by foreign interests and selfish egos who put their own investments and interests ahead of the country they are supposed to represent. Leave voters who I meet are starting to feel very uncomfortable with the way things are going. No Deal would be a catastrophe for our country and lead to recession and levels of unemployment not see in modern times.
The Government itself has admitted that it would cause shortages in medicines and food.
“The Liberal Democrats continue to work cross-party to prevent No Deal, and to fight to #StopBrexit altogether.”