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Suspension of UK’s Parliament Sparks Protests
LONDON – THE United Kingdom is now witnessing a backlash from the decision of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament.
It has sparked country-wide protests that include a legal challenge and a petition with more than a million signatures.
The government said the five-week suspension in September and October will still allow time to debate Brexit.
Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said the outrage was “phoney” and that the move was “constitutional and proper.”
“The candyfloss of outrage we’ve had over the last 24 hours, which I think is almost entirely confected, is from people who never wanted to leave the European Union,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
“This is the greatest period of anger for them, or of confected anger, because after October 31 we will have left,” he added.