Brexit: unrepentant Boris Johnson tells Labour to 'face day of reckoning' and have an election – live news
Prime minister says supreme court judges were wrong as Corbyn tells him to get a Brexit extension to secure an election in angry Commons exchangeMPs trying to force PM to seek Brexit extension earlierJohnson accused of seeking ‘no man’s land’...
Prime minister says supreme court judges were wrong as Corbyn tells him to get a Brexit extension to secure an election in angry Commons exchange
- MPs trying to force PM to seek Brexit extension earlier
- Johnson accused of seeking ‘no man’s land’ at Irish border
- What happens next in parliament?
Anna Soubry, the leader of The Independent Group for Change, calls on Johnson to apologise to parliament and to the Queen.
The PM responds by bringing up John’s Major’s previous proroguing of parliament for 18 days, and adds that parliament still has enough time to debate Brexit and always had enough time.
Incredible that PM offers not a shred of contrition for the farce that his government perpetuates whilst the country desperately waits for them to DO SOMETHING. This Brexit failure is his and TMay’s alone.
Maddening that he seeks to turn that anger against others.
Yvette Cooper was next up, and brought up the incongruence between the attorney general’s concession from earlier that the government “got it wrong” in relation to prorogation of parliament, and the PM’s statement in the Commons a little while ago, in which he told MPs that the supreme court judgment was wrong.
Johnson responded by restating that the judgment “was wrong”.Continue reading...