Brexit, John Bercow, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson

Brexit, John Bercow

Commons suspended for five weeks amid angry scenes

There were tense scenes as the House of Commons was prorogued |


There were tense scenes as the House of Commons was prorogued |

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suffered another humiliating House of Commons defeat after his second attempt for a snap general election was rejected by MPs.

Mr Johnson has now lost more votes in a single week than Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown suffered in their entire periods in office.

"This Government is only interested in shutting down parliament to avoid any scrutiny," the Labour leader said.

"I must warn members that their behaviour in thwarting the will of the people is undermining respect for this House in the country.

— RTÉ News (@rtenews) September 10, 2019 In a day of high drama in the Commons in which the Speaker John Bercow announced his intention to stand down next month, MPs also demanded the Government publish communications connected to prorogation and no-deal Brexit planning.

"Parliament is now closed and our democracy silenced for 5 weeks."

Read more: RTÉ News

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