Hundreds of thousands sign petition to protest Johnson's plans to suspend parliament 1 month ago

Hundreds of thousands sign petition to protest Johnson's plans to suspend parliament

The petition has hundreds of thousands of signatures in the space of a few hours.

Well over 200,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Boris Johnson go back on his plan to suspend parliament for a month.

The petition was made just a few hours after news emerged of Johnson's plan, and it has over 250,000 signatures at the time of writing.

The text on the petition reads: "Parliament must not be prorogued or dissolved unless and until the Article 50 period has been sufficiently extended or the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU has been cancelled."

As per their own official rules, parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate, so this has already achieved its goals and then some.

If you wish to sign the petition, or simply want to check it for more information, you can do so here.

Only a small number of government ministers are believed to have known about plans to ask the Queen to suspend Parliament before the news broke on Wednesday morning; the development is set to cause ructions in the House of Commons as a result.

You can read JOE's full explainer regarding what exactly is going on in the UK right now here.