Fri. Nov 15th, 2019

How Tory MPs used to talk about prorogation and what they say now

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The idea of suspending parliament to force through Brexit provoked unequivocal condemnation from senior Conservatives just weeks ago, with ministers expressing their horror. Amber Rudd called it ‘absolutely outrageous’ while Nicky Morgan said it was ‘a mad suggestion’. Now, after Boris Johnson moved to prorogue the Commons for five weeks ahead of the UK’s EU departure date of 31 October, his ministers’ once-steely opposition has taken a different tune
Then and now: what senior Tories say about proroguing parliament