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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenFull report: Suspension could prevent attempts to block no-deal BrexitBusiness live: sterling slides on reports parliament to be suspended 10.22am BST Scotland’s First Minister has tweeted, saying that unless MPs work together to stop Johnson, today could go down as “a dark one indeed for UK democracy”.So it seems that Boris Johnson may actually be about to shut down Parliament to force through a no deal Brexit. Unless MPs come together to stop him next week, today will go down in history as a dark one indeed for UK democracy. https://t.co/68lFnEgiyrGiven her past statements opposing a no deal Brexit, it would be good to have confirmation from Ruth Davidson today that all Scots Tory MPs will back the cross party effort next week to stop it – and that they will also oppose Boris Johnson’s attempt to shut down Parliament.Spare a thought for SNP planners – the party’s annual conference is traditionally a few weeks later than the UK ones and falls right across October 14th…https://t.co/b3lB9WKT3R 10.16am BST Craig Oliver, who was director of communications at No 10 under David Cameron, has tweeted:I suspect Number 10 believes it has created a win win scenario with this explosive announcement. Yes – and they get Brexit by October 31st; No – and they get to fight a ‘people versus parliament’ general election. https://t.co/T3PlrALFml Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-08-28 09:22:36

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