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Brexit Protest Outside Guildhall

Labour and Lib Dems unite for council debate

A protest will take place outside Swansea's Guildhall this afternoon to coincide with a council debate on the suspension of Parliament by Boris Johnson.

Today's debate sees both Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors working together to protest against the Prime Minister's move.

Swansea for Europe supporters will gather outside the Guildhall at half four to show their support for councillors as they arrive for the council meeting at 5pm.

James McGettrick, vice chair of Swansea for Europe, said: "Parliament is the voice of the people, elected by us.   For Boris Johnson to shut it down in the midst of the biggest national crisis since the Second World War is an outrage.    

"Brexit has brought our country to this.  But this is about more than just Brexit.  It is a direct threat to our parliamentary democracy.  That is why Swansea for Europe has organised today's protest to support our local democracy.

"It's open to people from all parties and none, whether they voted Leave or Remain. 

"Parliament is sovereign in this country, not Boris Johnson.  Suspending it is a step towards dictatorship.   If we tolerate this, what will be next?"
 

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