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Closing Parliament to force no deal would be an outrage

August 25, 2019 8:11 AM
By Andy Hagon

Responding to reports that the government is investigating ways to close parliament in order to force through no deal, Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Secretary Tom Brake said:

"If Boris Johnson can find a kooky or irregular way to shut Parliament out of the Brexit process it will be an outrage. No deal will destroy our economy, it will have a dramatic impact on the cost of living and it will mean less access to medicines that keep people alive. Parliament must be able to challenge Ministers on the damage it will cause.

Whilst Boris Johnson wants to shut people and Parliament out, Liberal Democrats want to do the opposite by giving voters the final say on Brexit with an option to remain in the EU."