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Boris hits back at Remain MPs calling him un-democratic over parliament suspension

Boris Johnson calls Remain MPs undemocratic in 'People's PMQs'

Boris Johnson calls Remain MPs undemocratic in Peoples PMQs (Picture: Number 10)

The prime minister has hit back at opposition MPs – including ousted rebels in his own party – by calling them undemocratic for refusing a general election.

On the day his decision to suspend parliament was ruled unlawful by Scottish judges, Boris Johnson attempted to deflect the heat by targeting Remainers.

During what Downing Street dubbed a Peoples PMQs live Q&A on Facebook, Mr Johnson took a grilling from the public.

One question that had been sent in asked if he was un-democratic for shutting down parliament for five weeks and essentially taking away MPs chances of blocking a no-deal before 31 October.

Told by the member of the public that he was the leader of an authoritarian regime, the PM fired back: I must respectfully disagree with you in your characterisation of this Government.

Mr Johnson said: Yes, of course, if opposition members of Parliament disagree with our approach, then it is always open to them to take up the offer I made twice now, twice, that we should have an election.

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There is nothing more democratic in this country than a general election. We will get on and we will come out of the EU on 31 October.

SNP MP Joanna cherry (right), alongside Jo Maugham QC, with campaigners outside Court of Session in Edinburgh, after the legal bid to challenge the suspension of parliament has succeeded and ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson's prorogation unlawful. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 11, 2019. See PA story LEGAL Brexit. Photo credit should read: Lucinda Cameron/PA Wire

SNP MP Joanna cherry (right), alongside Jo Maugham QC, with campaigners outside the Court of Session in Edinburgh after the legal bid to challenge the suspension of parliament succeeded (Picture: PA)

MPs who successfully brought the legal challenge of the prorogue to the highest court in Edinburgh yesterday warned they will now take it to the Supreme Court in London for a major showdown on Tuesday.

The prime minister was accused of bringing the Queen into a constitutional crisis after from Tory Attorney General Dominic Grieve said Read More – Source

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