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Lib Dems gather outside parliament to protest prorogation

Lib Dems gather outside parliament to protest prorogation
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This afternoon, Lib Dem MPs gathered outside a freshly vacated parliament in a defiant attempt to bag a photo opportunity of them looking stern. The impromptu press conference came after the Court of Session in Scotland declared Boris's decision to prorogue parliament 'unlawful' earlier this morning.

Nevermind the fact that the case, having already been rejected by the High Court in London, is set to be heard at the Supreme Court on Tuesday – Boris's so-called 'coup' must be stopped.

The Lib Dem's approach to democracy is predictably inconsistent. Yesterday, the party announced that they are dropping their fig-leaf commitment to a second referendum and instead will now be pushing for a full-blown rejection of the referendum - revoking Article 50. At least they're finally being honest...

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