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PROTEST: Demo aimed to bring together Berkhamsted residents to ‘STOP THE COUP’

 Published on: 4th September 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents may have seen or even joined a cross party demo in Berkhamsted recently to support the movement of stopping the coup.

‘STOP THE COUP’ as seen in the pictures, has become the chant among protesters angered by the PM’s decision to suspend parliament.

By suspending parliament, people believe that the Prime Minister is denying MPs the chance to block a no-deal Brexit.

Member of the Liberal Democrats and Dacorum Borough Councillor for Northchurch, Lara Pringle, passionately spoke about her reasoning for organising and take part in the demo on August 31.

She said: “The majority of us were all shocked when the Prime Minister announced his plans to suspend parliament and we think they are doing it to avoid parliamentary scrutiny.

“We wanted to all stand together, as parties, against the decision and we wanted to stand as one like many other villages and towns have across the country.

“We had to act, be visual and be seen, out on the streets united as a country protesting against the Prime Minister’s decision.

“It boils down to the act of individuals MPs to put country before party. I think David Gauke was right in calling his bluff and we wanted to stand in support of his comments and to urge him to act.”

David Gauke MP for Berkhamsted hasn’t been shy in giving his honest opinions on the new Prime Minister’s actions.

In a tweet, the MP for South West Hertfordshire wrote: “Put to one side your views of a no deal Brexit. Imagine that Jeremy Corbyn is PM, pursuing a policy that is unpopular in Parliament & in the country.

“At a crucial moment he finds a way to evade Parliamentary scrutiny for several weeks. This is a dangerous precedent.”

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