CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

‘PROROGATION IS THE OVERDUE ENDING OF A PARLIAMENTARY SESSION’

Daily Telegraph – 31 August 2019

For three years Remainer MPs who do not accept the referendum result have tried every trick in the book to reverse it. Now that they are getting a taste of their own medicine, they whinge about a “constitutional outrage”.

In fact, the only reason we are due to leave the EU, with or without a deal, on October 31 is that MPs voted by more than three to one in 2017 to trigger Article 50 unconditionally, so they have only themselves to blame.

Parliament has debated Brexit to death and nothing that is said in the debates alters even a single MP’s vote. Remainers are upset by prorogation because it limits their time to implement cynical schemes for further delay and obstruction. This is the overdue ending of a parliamentary session and we should welcome it wholeheartedly.

Dr JULIAN LEWIS MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA