Wednesday night’s statement by Boris Johnson led to heated exchanges in the House of Commons around his use of inflammatory language. During the course of the debate the prime minister used the word “surrender” 13 times and said: “We will not betray the people who sent us here.” Many MPs picked up on Johnson’s language, saying it was irresponsible and unfitting. And the prime minister appeared to point-blank refuse to go to Brussels to get an article 50 extension if there was no deal by the end of October, as now required by law. Here are some of the key exchanges. On the prime minister’s language Paula Sherriff (Labour, Dewsbury): “I genuinely do not seek to stifle robust debate, but this evening the prime minister has continually used pejorative language to describe an act of parliament passed by this house. And I’m sure you would agree, Mr Speaker, that we should not resort to using offensive, dangerous or inflammatory language for legislation that we do not like. “And we stand here, Mr Speaker, under the shield of our departed friend [the murdered MP Jo Cox] with many of us in this place subject to death threats and abuse every single… Read full this story
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