On 30 August 2019, an impromptu demonstration was arranged outside the office of South Thanet MP, Craig Mackinlay, to protest against the Government’s decision to shut down Parliament for five weeks. Despite the short notice, many people of many political persuasions came to register their disapproval that the Prime Minister is suspending democracy to force through a no-deal Brexit.
I was pleased that my words were quoted extensively in articles published here and here:
“We’re here today because we believe in democracy. I don’t want the people of Thanet to think that we’re trying to block Brexit. Thanet voted resoundingly to leave the European Union, and the Labour Party have always respected the result of the referendum. We want to help restore sovereignty to parliament; suspending parliament is the exact opposite of that. Boris Johnson, who claims to want to restore democracy to parliament, is actually taking the power away from the people.”