Wed Sep 25th, 2019 at 11:26:23 AM EST
[Update 1+2 added]
The Brexit-Tories on the attack ... no sign of any humiliation or shame ... the attack dogs are out!!!
The Attorney General: "This parliament is a dead parliament ... the members have no moral right to sit on these green benches."
The Conservatives follow the line of Rees-Mogg.... "this was a Constitutional Coup."
The reactions now are getting degenerational ... unworthy of the House of Commons.
More below the fold ...
What Geoffrey Cox said about parliament being 'a disgrace' with 'no moral right to sit' | The Guardian – Live! |
Here is a full version of what Geoffrey Cox said about parliament being a “disgrace” with “no moral right to sit”. He was responding to a question from Rory Stewart, the former international development secretary who lost the Tory whip after rebelling over Brexit. Cox said:
This parliament is a dead parliament. It should no longer sit. It has no moral right to sit on these green benches ...
They don’t like to hear it Mr Speaker. Twice they have been asked to let the electorate decide upon whether they should be allowed to sit in their seats, while they block 17.4 million people’s vote. This parliament is a disgrace.
Given the opportunity, since I am asked, let me tell them the truth: they could vote no confidence at any time, but they are too cowardly. They could agree to a motion to allow this house to dissolve but they are too cowardly.
This parliament should have the courage to face the electorate. But it won’t, because so many of them are really all about preventing us leaving the European Union at all.
But the time is coming, the time is coming Mr Speaker, when even these turkeys won’t be able to prevent Christmas.
Angry reaction by MP Sheerman …
PM branded a disgrace after he says best way to honour Jo Cox is to deliver Brexit | The Guardian |
Boris Johnson has been branded a disgrace for dismissing pleas from Labour MPs to stop using inflammatory language in light of the murder of Jo Cox, telling one that it was “humbug” and another that the best way to honour her was to “get Brexit done”.
Johnson caused uproar in the House of Commons after he responded dismissively to Labour MP Paula Sherriff, who made a heartfelt speech calling on him to stop using language such as “surrender”, “traitor” and “betrayal” in relation to Brexit.
Boris Johnson’s rhetoric condemned as MPs tell of death threats | The Papers |
Nicholas Soames, one of the 21 rebels to have lost the Tory whip, said he was “appalled” by the language of the prime minister and said it made the prospect of getting a Brexit deal through the Commons more difficult.
But the grandson of Winston Churchill stopped short of calling on Johnson to resign.
He said: “It sounds rather pathetic, the one won’t stand and call for his resignation after his behaviour. I just don’t think it’s helpful. It is just going to further destabilise an already a very febrile and very fragile situation.”
Soames accused the prime minister of launching a “rant” against the Labour party and Jeremy Corbyn. He said: “I have never felt such a poisonous atmosphere. I deeply regret it and I apologise for it.”
He said: “I was absolutely appalled by the whole language and tone of the House yesterday starting off for the attorney general’s, in my view, disrespect to the supreme court, and not a word of contrition, or humility from the prime minister.”
He urged Johnson to calm tempers and try to build a compromise.
A lot of senior political journalists tweeting their shock at the tone of debate in parliament yesterday.