British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to limit lawmakers’ opportunity to derail his Brexit plans represents a coup against parliament, Labour home affairs spokeswoman Diane Abbott said on Wednesday.
Johnson will announce his new legislative agenda on Oct. 14 in a move that will effectively shut parliament from mid-September and reduce the parliamentary time in which lawmakers could try and block a no-deal Brexit – his boldest move yet in the push to take the country out of the European Union on Oct. 31.
“Boris Johnson is aiming for a coup against parliament. Against you the voters and your political representatives. For a disastrous No Deal,” Abbott said in a tweet.