16th Oct, 2019

Hundreds turn out in Malvern to protest about the proroguing of Parliament

HUNDREDS of protesters turned out in Malvern yesterday evening to a demonstration against the proroguing of Parliament.

It was organised by Malvern Hills District Labour Councillor Samantha Charles with word spreading quickly about the get-together earlier that day.

Coun Charles said people of all political persuasions were united in the cause.

“Whether we voted Leave or Remain, whether we are members of a political party or not, this is not what we voted for.

“At this time of national crisis MPs should be working night and day to mitigate against the harm crashing out without a deal will do, not been kept away from Parliament for five weeks.

“MPs now need to be allowed to work together for the good of the many, not the few.

“Anything less is an affront to democracy.”

This follows the PM’s decision on Wednesday morning, August 28, to set in motion the suspension of UK Parliament.

Mr Johnson has decided there will be a new Parliamentary session from October 14 with the UK scheduled to leave the European Union on October 31.

The PM argues a new Parliamentary session needs to be opened so the Government can map out its plans for the term, which include investing in the NHS, dealing with violent crime and cutting the cost of living.

A further demonstration is taking place in Cathedral Plaza in Worcester on Saturday at midday.

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