Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has asked the Queen for an immediate meeting ‘as a matter of urgency’ in an attempt to prevent Boris Johnson’s attempt to take the UK over a no-deal Brexit cliff by shutting down and bypassing Parliament.
Corbyn’s letter to the Queen said that Johnson’s move is to “deprive the electorate of the opportunity to have their representatives hold the Government to account” between now and the 31 October Brexit deadline.
The letter revealed that MPs intend to attempt legislation next week to prevent the move and that a no-confidence vote may rapidly follow – and described Johnson’s manoeuvre as an attempt to manipulate the Queen that Johnson into an untenable constitutional position:
There is a danger that the royal prerogative is being set directly against the wishes of a majority of the House of Commons.
Corbyn is the only statesman among the current Westminster leaders.
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