Thousands protest PM Johnson's suspension of parliament
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Thousands protest PM Johnson's suspension of parliament
Thousands of people in London and across Britain and Northern Ireland protested on Saturday (August 31) against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for about a month before the deadline for the country to leave the European Union.
Johnson has pledged to take Britain out of the EU on Oct.
31 with or without a deal on future relations with the bloc.
The move to shut parliament for around a month in the period before that will hinder efforts by his opponents to stop him.
About 2,000 people gathered outside his office in Downing Street, chanting: "Liar Johnson, shame on you!" A sign read: "#StopTheCoup.
Defend our Democracy.
Save our future." The government says it is usual for parliament to be suspended before a new prime minister outlines his policy programme in a Queen's speech, now scheduled for Oct.
His supporters also say parliament usually breaks in late September, when the main political parties hold their annual conferences.
But his critics say the suspension, known as a prorogation, is unusually long and describe the move as a thinly veiled attempt to reduce the time that lawmakers will have to debate before Britain leaves the EU at the end of October.
The Prime Minister has urged people to wear face coverings in confined places when meeting others they do not normally come into contact with. He added that people should start returning to work when they can.
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called on Boris Johnson to apologise for his comments on care homes.Sir Keir said: “On Monday, when asked why care home deaths had been so high the Prime Minister said, and I quote, ‘too many care homes didn’t really follow the procedures in the way that they could have’.“That has caused huge offence to frontline care workers. It has now been 48 hours. Will the Prime Minister apologise to care workers?”Mr Johnson replied: “The last thing I wanted to do is to blame care workers for what has happened or for any of them to think that I was blaming them because they’ve worked hard, incredibly hard, throughout this crisis, looking after some of the most vulnerable people in our country and doing an outstanding job.”“And as he knows, tragically, 257 of them have lost their lives.“And when it comes to taking blame, I take full responsibility for what has happened.”
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Cambridge Barbershop on Belfast’s Lisburn Road opened at one minute past midnight as the lockdown eased in Northern Ireland, allowing people the opportunity to have their first haircut in three months.
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Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister has said she stands over her actions at the funeral of an IRA veteran that drew hundreds onto the streets of Belfast.Michelle O’Neill has faced calls to resign after she and party colleagues attended Bobby Storey’s funeral in west Belfast on Tuesday.
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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden deployed a new slogan in the coronavirus fight, saying it is now time to “work out to help out”.He told the Downing Street press conference: “I’m really urging people to get out there and to play their part: buy the tickets for outdoor plays and musical recitals, get to your local gallery and support your local businesses.“Our fight began with a collective effort and I really hope it will end with one. At the beginning we all stayed at home to protect the NHS and save lives, now the British public has a new part to play. It’s time to eat out to help out, to enjoy the arts to help out and to work out to help out.“It’s over to all of you to help the country recover safely.”
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has departed from 11 Downing Street this morning, ahead of his economic update to MPs in the House of Commons. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn