Wednesday 28 August 2019 / 11:45 AM Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn responds to government plans to suspend Parliament

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to government plans to suspend Parliament, said:

“I am appalled at the recklessness of Johnson’s government, which talks about sovereignty and yet is seeking to suspend parliament to avoid scrutiny of its plans for a reckless No Deal Brexit. This is an outrage and a threat to our democracy.

“That is why Labour has been working across Parliament to hold this reckless government to account, and prevent a disastrous No Deal which parliament has already ruled out.

“If Johnson has confidence in his plans he should put them to the people in a general election or public vote.”