In a major blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain’s highest court ruled Tuesday that his decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks in the crucial countdown to the country’s Brexit deadline was illegal.
This morning in the UK, we have woken up in a dictatorship. In an attempt to avoid being held to account, our Prime Minister has shut down Parliament – and #silenced the democracy we have cherished for centuries.
Violet Gonda, a Zimbabwean journalist who spent years in exile speaks on what she remembered about Robert Mugabe from when she was young.
Zimbabweans in the UK react to the death of Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95///BBC NEWS
The independence icon turned authoritarian leader, who was ousted in a military coup in 2017, had a powerful influence on many who live in the UK.
The reaction to his death has been far from clear-cut – a fact acknowledged by the British government in a statement from No. 10: “There will be mixed emotions in Zimbabwe at today’s news.”
But the mixed feelings are not unique to those living in Zimbabwe, where he ruled for 37 years. Zimbabweans who moved to the UK during Mr Mugabe’s presidency spoke to the BBC about how they will remember him.
Boris Johnson’s brother Jo was “torn between family loyalty and the national interest” in the latest blow for the PM//BY:
Mikey SmithPolitical Correspondent