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My understanding is that Parliament is about to be prorogued, which is definitely going to trigger strong emotional outbursts (as it should). Idk about other non-UK readers, but my country doesn’t have this procedure. Could a well-informed UK poster enlighten us? I kinda get it, but the subtleties of what it means eludes me. I imagine a lot of people are in this same boat.
True to form, his announcement on Monday that he would leave his post and his seat in Parliament came wrapped with one final rebuke for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s hard-line government. By timing his departure for the end of October, Mr. Bercow ensured that the current Parliament, packed with Johnson-averse lawmakers, would choose his successor.
originally posted by: Aspie
a reply to: WorldUnderCeej
They an absolute disgrace and are an embarrassment to this country.
originally posted by:
You said this more eloquently than me.
I'd have said priveleged t055ers remembering private school sleepovers.
This is what happens when discipline breaks donw and radicals trick their way into seats of power.
We have hundreds of representatives actively working on behalf of teh EU against their own nation that they are supposed to be representing.
Some MP's who sat in, a lot of them, were also singing "We'll keep the red flag flying here". Dangerous times with so many Marxists so close to the seats of power.
So, as I understand, the conservatives are upset because, with Bercow's departure, the Labour Party will choose the new Speaker of the House, not Johnson's party.
Also, as I understand it, Brits were promised a Brexit with a deal, not a hard exit with no deal. So, some that voted for Brexit also oppose Johnson's threat of a no deal Brexit.
originally posted by: Aspie
a reply to: TerryMcGuire These anti democratic remain mps have blown this whole thing out of proportion. Parliament gets prorougued regularly except this parliament session has gone on longer than most due to politicians arguing over Brexit. Prorogation is the formal term for the end of a parliamentary session and is marked with a ceremony in the House of Lords which is just a symbolic load of guff. A new parliament session will start again in a few weeks and begins with the Queens speech which she reads out the governments new plans.
Anti democratic remain mps are using this as an excuse to try and accuse the prime minister of paralyzing parliament to make sure remain mps can't stop us leaving the EU on the 31st October. If parliament is closed down they can't keep frustrating the Brexit process, something they have been doing for over 3 years. But at this time of year there is never anything going on in parliament anyway as all the main parties are off for a month having their party conferences.
originally posted by: contextual
The longest prorogation for hundreds of years helps that how exactly?