David Lidington, until recently the Deputy Prime Minister in Theresa May’s Government, has condemned the decision to prorogue Parliament.
Lidington said in an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme:
“If this had been done by Labour government, Jacob Rees-Mogg would have been leading the denunciations of it. Some of my Tory colleagues, who are cheering at the moment, would have been turning purple with rage.
It sets a very bad precedent for future governments. It’s a pretty good rule that if you are tempted to play around with parliamentary and constitutional procedure, is don’t do something that you wouldn’t want a government of a different party to do to you.”