Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has strongly condemned Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament.
Mr David has said, “This is a disgraceful decision. It is a crude attempt to prevent Parliament taking decisions which Boris Johnson, an unelected Prime Minister, may not like. There is a clear majority in Parliament against a disastrous no-deal Brexit and Boris Johnson knows this. But rather than listen to the country’s Parliament, he is committing a constitutional and democratic outrage. Never in modern times has a Prime Minister behaved in such an appalling way. This takes us back to the 17th century and the English Civil War.
“Make no mistake about it, a no-deal Brexit would have hugely negative consequences for the Caerphilly constituency. Food prices would go up, there could well be food shortages, medicines will be in short supply, criminals will have a field day, young people will have fewer opportunities, jobs will be lost and the economy will suffer a massive body blow. There is no way I will sit back and allow this to happen. Nobody in Caerphilly voted in favour of such a doomsday scenario”.