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10 September 2019 - Protests erupt as Parliament is suspended for five weeks

Publié par Marion Coste le 10/09/2019

Brexit: Protests as five-week Parliament suspension begins

(BBC News, 10/09/2019)

Parliament has officially been suspended for five weeks, with MPs not due back until 14 October.

Amid unprecedented scenes in the Commons, some MPs protested against the suspension with signs saying "silenced" while shouting: "Shame on you."

It comes after PM Boris Johnson's bid to call a snap election in October was defeated for a second time.

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'Shame on you': MPs push and shove as parliament is suspended for five weeks

Helen Bennicke (Manchester Evening News, 10/09/2019)

Parliament has officially been suspended - or prorogued - for five weeks, with MPs not due back until 14 October.

There were bizarre scenes in the Commons shortly before 2am as some MPs brought out protest signs which said: "Silenced" while there were shouts of: "Shame on you."

It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's second attempt to call a snap general election next month was defeated for a second time following a vote.

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Brexit explained: FIVE possible next steps and outcomes - Boris will hate a lot of them

Kate Whitfield (Express, 10/09/2019)

While Boris Johnson has been successful in his suspension of Parliament until October 14, he has faced unprecedented setbacks, losing all six votes held in the House in the six days since returning from summer recess. MPs have passed a law forcing the PM to request a Brexit delay, blocked his calls for a general election, and forced the Government to publish documents detailing the no-deal Brexit plans and prorogation communications. So what now, as the longest Parliamentary suspension since the end of World War II begins?

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Bercow to stand down as Commons speaker at end of October

(The Irish Times, 09/09/2019)

John Bercow has announced that he will stand down as Commons Speaker at the end of next month unless an election is called beforehand.

In an impassioned speech Mr Bercow, who has held the influential post for just over 10 years, also said he would step down as MP for Buckingham.

The speaker told the Commons he would resign on Monday night in the unlikely event MPs vote for an early general election, but said if they did not he would stand aside on October 31st.

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