Wed 28 Aug, 2019

Responding to reports that the Prime Minister plans to ask the Queen to suspend parliament, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said: 

“Boris Johnson led a Leave campaign which cheated and broke the law to win. It's no surprise that now he's the Prime Minister he is continuing his assault against democracy. If we need to "take back control" from anyone, we need to take it back from him. Those who defend the UK's unwritten constitution often say the Queen must be "kept out of politics". The Government is now asking her to suspend Parliament for an explicitly political purpose - one for which there is no mandate. Any Head of State worthy of the title would say no. The people of Scotland are used to the UK Government treating them with contempt, but this move by Johnson takes this contempt to a whole new level and reinforces the need for the people to have a say over the future direction of our country.” 

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