Prorogation: Rees-Mogg has his scrawny rear end handed to him for talk of ‘phoney’ outrage

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The way he looks in this image reminds me of somebody else…

The so-called ‘Minister for the 18th Century’ has brought ridicule down on himself and his leader Boris Johnson after claiming outrage over the decision to deny democracy by proroguing Parliament was “phoney”.

Jacob Rees-Mogg criticised words by Commons Speaker John Bercow, who described the decision to discard Parliament and try to run the UK as a dictatorship until it was too late to stop a “no deal” Brexit as a “constitutional outrage”.

He said: “It is not constitutional for the Speaker to express his opinion without the direction of the house.

“He has had no such direction and therefore his comments were in a private capacity. They can’t be as Mr Speaker.”

He said: “I think the outrage is phoney and it is created by people who don’t want us to leave the European Union and are trying very hard to overturn the referendum result and don’t want the benefits of leaving the European Union.”

And he said it was a “candy floss of confected anger from people who oppose Brexit.”

Mr Rees-Mogg, whose insistence at a Privy Council meeting yesterday induced the Queen to agree to shut down Parliament for five weeks, from September 10 until October 14, also claimed the move was not intended to limit the time available to debate Brexit.

But this is clearly nonsense.

If Dictator Johnson really wanted to get on with other issues, then he would have asked for the shortest prorogation possible and would have agreed to dispense with the usual conference-season recess.

This would have allowed him to start a new Parliamentary session, with a fresh legislative agenda, and have time to discuss Brexit.

The long prorogation is a transparent bid to deny our democratic representatives any chance to prevent the “no deal” Brexit Dictator Johnson wants.

And we all know it.

Indeed, he had his scrawny arse handed to him on the BBC’s Today programme by Labour attack dog Barry Gardiner.

He said: “Downing Street is lying… If he wanted to get on with his domestic agenda, he would in fact be having a shorter period of prorogation.”

And he pointed out that although the long prorogation would make it “extremely difficult” to foil the UK’s new dictator, it wasn’t impossible.

Opposition leader will push for a Standing Order 24 debate that would allow opposition MPs to take control of Parliament.

MPs who want to prevent a no-deal Brexit could then vote on extending the Brexit deadline – or even start a ‘vote of no-confidence’ in Boris Johnson, which has the potential to collapse the Government.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, outrage against Mr Rees-Mogg has been clear:

Source: Jacob Rees-Mogg attacks John Bercow over ‘phoney’ outrage at Parliament shutdown – Mirror Online

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  1. Tony August 29, 2019 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    The situation is so serious that even Tom Watson has taken a break from attacking his own party to attack the Conservative Party instead.

    Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

  2. Zippi August 29, 2019 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Even Alastair Campbell is calling for General Election although, I’m not sure why, he doesn’t even want a £abour governent.

  3. Barry August 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    rees Mogg is correct it is phoney outrage the decision to suspend parliament for the party conferences at this time was decided in July the extra 4 days is necessary parliament had to be prorogued to end the longest parliamentary session in 400 years, cromwell holds the record, so thatBoris can outline his aims and objectives not continue with reMAYns from 2017

  4. Bill Kruse August 29, 2019 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    There won’t be any no deal or any other kind of Brexit without an act of parliament. That’s what A50.1 means. Oddly this is only recently coming to people’s attention. Word clearly hasn’t reached Westminster yet, where they appear blind to it.

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