A number of top UK political parties release statement condemning Boris Johnson
A strong statement from a number of UK's top political parties.
A joint statement from the Labour Party, the Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru, the Lib Dems, the Green Party and the Independent Group for Change has condemned Boris Johnson's recent actions.
The statement condemns Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament until 14 October that was announced on Wednesday.
The statement was released by Jeremy Corbyn on Twitter, and it said that "There is no mandate from the Public for a damaging No Deal Brexit. The Prime Minister is shutting down Parliament with the sole aim of stopping MPs from avoiding a No Deal Brexit."
It also describes the decision as "undemocratic", while also saying: "It is our view that there is a majority in the House of Commons that does not support this prorogation, and we demand that the Prime Minister reverses this decision immediately or allows MPs to vote on whether there should be one."
You can read the statement in full here:
A joint statement from @UKLabour, @theSNP, @LibDems, @Plaid_Cymru, @ForChange_Now and @TheGreenParty as we work together to stop Boris Johnson's smash and grab on democracy: pic.twitter.com/e8fd2uSstS
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) August 29, 2019
Johnson is yet to respond the statement in any way.
This news comes roughly 24 hours after well over a million people signed a petition to protest Johnson's decision.