Betty Boothroyd – Raab wouldn’t survive five minutes as PM if he tried to prorogue Parliament - People's Vote

Betty Boothroyd – Raab wouldn’t survive five minutes as PM if he tried to prorogue Parliament

Dominic Raab, who is running to become leader of the Conservative Party and therefore Prime Minister, has suggested he’s keeping open the option of proroguing (or suspending) Parliament in order to force through a No Deal Brexit.

Commenting, former Speaker of the House and leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, Baroness Betty Boothroyd said:

“Dominic Raab wants to become Prime Minister by pitching to a very narrow slice of the electorate - members of the Conservative party who mostly voted for Nigel Farage a couple of weeks back. Dominic Raab thinks he can win their support by stopping either MPs or the public having the final say on Brexit.

“But I have a message for this ambitious young man: you don’t treat our Parliament, our democracy or our people that way. If you even try to impose your No Deal Brexit on us by cancelling Parliamentary proceedings, you won’t survive as Prime Minister for five minutes, you will be booted out of office and you are not worthy of your seat in Parliament which should be reserved for those who deserve the title of democrats.”

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