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.
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Jo Johnson’s political career is over as he said he couldn’t reconcile tension between family loyalty and the national interest///Beth Rigby,Political editor Sky News@BethRigby
Another vote is due to be held on Monday, after Boris Johnson’s visit to Farmleigh House, Dublin.
OPPOSITION PARTIES IN the UK have agreed to block Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request for a snap general election until a no-deal Brexit has been prevented.
Johnson is to table a second motion to dissolve parliament on Monday, after a vote on Wednesday failed to reach the required two-thirds majority (298 ayes to 56 noes).
Yesterday Johnson said yet againthat he didn’t want an election: “… But frankly I don’t see any other way. It’s the only way to get this thing moving.”
“Boris Johnson is on the run,” Plaid Cymru leader Liz Saville Roberts told Sky News.
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.