Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend UK Parliament ahead of Brexit: Live updates – CNN International
British opposition politicians (and some from Boris Johnson’s own Conservative Party) are furious about his decision to suspend Parliament.
Scotland First Minister and the leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon said:
Diane Abbott, a prominent Labour Member of the Parliament, called Johnson’s move “a coup.”
The leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said her party will strongly oppose the move.
Another Liberal Democrat, Chuka Umunna said Johnson was “behaving like a tin pot dictator.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan weighed in by saying the Prime Minister was “running roughshod over our democracy in order to ruin the life chances of future generations.”
The criticism wasn’t limited to those from opposition parties. Some members of Johnson’s Conservatives also spoke up: