Boris Johnson boost: Just do it! readers BACK plan to deliver Brexit - POLL



13.08.2019 19:00

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Of the 8,861 readers who participated in the study, 7,956 said they believed new Prime Minister Mr Johnson should shut down Parliament to push a Brexit no deal scenario through. Just 10 percent said they did not believe the new leader of the Tory Party should do such a thing, totalling 846 votes. Less than one percent of respondents, 59 readers, said they did not know.

The poll asked: “Should Boris Johnson suspend Parliament to deliver Brexit?”The poll went live from 12.54pm to 6.54pm today, giving readers just over six hours to have their say.And commenting on the poll, they did just that.One said: “We democratically voted leave. We have not left. The main obstacle is a remainer Parliament. If the only way to restore democracy is to block an anti democratic parliament then so be it.”

Another added: “We need to ensure no MP’s who have tried so hard to thwart us Leaving, are elected to Parliament again at the next General Election, otherwise there is no doubt they will continue their war of attrition against us.”A third commenter added: “Boris must suspend parliament until Brexit is delivered, it is delivering on the democratic decision of the people, it is parliament that is denying the will of the people to leave the EU, it was a democratic decision of the people to leave the EU.”Another added: “It’s what the people voted for... get on with it.”Another said: “Yes shut down parliament now and deliver Brexit now before the Remainers try to stop us leaving the EU go for it Boris and leave the EU for good.”READ MORE: Mini prepared for ‘hard brexit’ as UK production of EV to start soon

The poll comes after Mr Johnson made a “do or die” pledge to exit the bloc in 79 days time and has refused to rule out proroguing parliament to honour the result of the 2016 referendum - despite huge opposition from MPs.Under the British Constitution parliament is usually prorogued for between one and two weeks ahead of the Queen’s speech to the House of Commons and House of Lords in early November.As a result, all parliamentary business stops and MPs could therefore be powerless to stop a no deal Brexit.Britain is on the verge of a constitutional crisis as the Brexit impasse rolls on - the House of Commons has so far voted down Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement three times.DO'NT MISS: Boris Johnson to 'discreetly' ask EU for extension to hold electionJulia Hartley-Brewer stuns 'naive' Remainer Heseltine in brutal spatBoris Johnson news today: Where is Boris Johnson today?

Before he was made Prime Minister three weeks ago, Parliament voted in favour of a cross-party motion to stop a no deal Brexit, put forward by Labour MP Hilary Benn and Tory MP Alistair Burt.However the default position remans if a deal cannot be reached with Brussels, Britain will exit the bloc without an agreement on Halloween.With Brussels so far unwilling to re-negotiate with Mr Johnson - MPs are understood to be considering tabling a vote of no confidence in the Government.Under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act, MPs will have 14 days to try to form an alternative Government in the event of Mr Johnson losing a vote of no confidence, otherwise a general election will be triggered.

But a report by The Institute for Government (IFG) said MPs have limited opportunities to stop a no deal Brexit.The report found it will be difficult for MPs to repeat the process which led to the passing of the “Cooper Act” earlier this year.The motion put forward by Labour MP Yvette Cooper forced Theresa May to extend the March 29 deadline.The bill also required further votes if the Government pursued leaving the EU without an agreement.

A decision will be made on the matter in the coming weeks.


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