A petition calling for parliament not to be prorogued has now reached more than 1.1m signatures, perhaps you know this, perhaps you’ve signed it.
Any petition that receives more than 100,000 signatures is automatically qualified to be debated by parliament, which feels a little ironic in the situation.
If you’d like to see where in the country people are most angry about this issue (or at least most willing to click on a petition), you can see it here at this handy map.
Good morning and welcome to our coverage of the day’s political news.
It was not a nightmare, you did not dream it, yesterday Boris Johnson’s government sought and received approval from the Queen to prorogue parliament for five weeks from mid-September.
The prime minister claimed there would be “ample time” to debate Brexit, but as we know, not everyone shares this view.
The Commons Speaker, John Bercow, issued a furious statement from his holiday, saying he had not been consulted by the prime minister, and that “the move represents a constitutional outrage”.
“However it is dressed up, it is blindingly obvious that the purpose of prorogation now would be to stop parliament debating Brexit and performing its duty in shaping a course for the country,” he said.
There were protests around the country yesterday and a petition calling for parliament not to be prorogued has now reached more than 1.1m signatures. Eyes are on Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, who is expected to quit the party over differences with Johnson.
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Who knows what the day will hold, except that we’ll all be saying the word “proroguing” far more than we ever would have dreamed.