'Constitutional outrage': Thousands expected to take to streets in protest over Commons shutdown

Alasdair Clark - 28 August 2019

Thousands are set to take to the streets across the UK on Wednesday evening after Boris Johnson said he would proroge parliament

Approved by the Queen this afternoon, the plan will see the Commons shutdown for five weeks between 9 September and 14 October.

It has been strongly criticised by Jeremy Corbyn and other opposition leaders as a "constitutional outrage", and several backbench Tory MPs have also attacked the plan... See more