EU parliament president slams Boris Johnson’s suspension of Commons

EU parliament president slams Boris Johnson’s suspension of Commons
# 12 September 2019 18:35 (UTC +04:00)

The president of the European Parliament David Sassoli has criticised Boris Johnson's suspension of the UK parliament, warning that the decision seemed to date from another era, APA reports citing The Independent.

David Sassoli told reporters in Brussels that parliaments were "the house of democracy" and that debate should not be shut down at such a crucial juncture.

"I'm in favour of parliaments being open permanently, particularly when they're deciding on the destiny of a great nation such as the United Kingdom. Everyone was very struck, I think, by the decision," he said.

"I think it dated back to a time when parliaments were a bit different, but in today's Europe, parliaments are the house of democracy, they're the voice of the people – and if you can't discuss the destiny of a country in a parliament where can you do it? That's why we were struck by the decision taken by the prime minister. I think it's good for parliaments to stay open, that's the way we like them", he added.

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