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As Boris Johnson gears up for a possible Christmas general election, people are becoming ever more critical of the PM after he said “parliament has outlived its usefulness.”
In a letter to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Johnson admitted that Brexit would not be delivered by Halloween, writing:
This parliament has, with your encouragement, voted repeatedly for delay. The vote on Tuesday was parliament’s last chance to get Brexit done before 31 October and it voted, again, for delay.
Corbyn went on to say he would be open to a general election provided that a no-deal Brexit is taken off the table.
Johnson spoke to BBC about his intention to push for another general election regardless of opposition, the FTreported. He said:
We would campaign day after day for the people of this country to be released from the subjection of a parliament that has outlived its usefulness.
Appalling fascistic remark for a British PM to make, especially one not even chosen by the electorate https://t.co/YA984BGy4E — Robert Harris (@Robert Harris)
@Robert___Harris @JolyonMaugham All sounds like UK is getting closer to a dictatorship it’s so abhorrently disgusting — Grey @ AntiguaBlue (@Grey @ AntiguaBlue)
@Robert___Harris @JolyonMaugham "Subjection". That's the fascistic word.
It's bollocks of course. Parliament is do… https://t.co/sefki1un7m — Austin Cambridge (@Austin Cambridge)
@johnnydoobiedo @Robert___Harris @JolyonMaugham "Parliament has outlived its usefulness" is pretty horrifying. Be v… https://t.co/xl31by0iwY — Sidney Lotterby💙 (@Sidney Lotterby💙)
@Robert___Harris Indeed. The worst dictators in history started with greater democratic legitimacy. — Arun Joshi (@Arun Joshi)
@Robert___Harris @JolyonMaugham I have a great fear that this quote will be the basis of a history exam question someday. — JohnW 🕷️💙 (@JohnW 🕷️💙)
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