Former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine Condemns Decision to Prorogue Parliament

Michael Heseltine, the former Conservative Party Deputy Prime Minister, has issued a statement condemning the Government’s request to prorogue Parliament, which has been accepted by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

He said:

“On hearing the news whilst on holiday in Montenegro, I am appalled by the government’s announcement. The government’s decision is a constitutional outrage. A government which is frightened of parliament is frightened of democracy. I hope that every member of parliament, in feeling this humiliation, will use every legal and constitutional weapon to obstruct a government proposing to force on the British people a historic change for which they have long since lost any mandate.”