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Brexit: John Major tells supreme court it would be ‘naive’ to believe Boris Johnson on prorogation – live news

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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the final day of the supreme court hearing to determine if Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament was lawful 10.32am BST The supreme court hearing is about to resume.This is from the BBC’s Andrew Kerr.Final day of Supreme Court hearings into the legality of Parliamentary suspension. A top source from the UK Government said: “we’re stuffed”. The other side remain optimistic – thinking it might go their way with 7/4 or 8/3 judge majority in their favour. 10.29am BST Omar Salem, the Labour activist who confronted Boris Johnson about conditions in a hospital that the PM was visiting yesterday, has defended the BBC’s political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, for tweeting about his Labour [email protected] is doing her job without fear or favour, which is a vital part of democracy.

I don’t think “Labour activist cares about NHS” is a huge scoop though… https://t.co/GiSeSmzZ7mNo.10 source on hospital father being Labour activist: “That doesn’t change a thing. He’s the parent of a child going through NHS treatment.
“If he’d been a Tory blue voting for 10 yrs, if you’d a poor experience of your child in the NHS I’m pretty sure you’d feel the same way” https://t.co/W1V9GS2XuvI’ve been PM for 57 days, part of my job is to talk to people on the ground and listen to what they tell me about the big problems. It doesn’t matter if they agree with me.

I’m glad this gentleman told me his problems. This isn’t an embarrassment this is part of my job. https://t.co/j60ODrROXiI’ve been thinking about it all day and felt I had to say something because NHS hospitals today can be unsafe places. Whipps Cross [in Leytonstone, north-east London] is particularly understaffed and under-resourced so people don’t get the care that they need as promptly as they need.And this visit was not reflective of the realities of working at this hospital. Johnson was taken to the nicest ward in the hospital; there were flowers on display and classical music was playing in the background. I wish the prime minister could have seen some of the other wards, which are nothing like what he saw today. He should come on a night shift and see how everything doesn’t function at two in the morning. Related: The harsh reality of underfunding at my hospital? Swept away for Johnson visit Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-09-19 09:32:36

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