UK setting bad example for democracy - Soyinka

Posted by News Express | 3 September 2019 | 752 times

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•Prof Wole Soyinka

Celebrated Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka has called on Commonwealth member countries to send a fact-finding mission to the UK following last week's decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend - or prorogue - parliament.

Mr Johnson's move had been seen by some as an attempt to stop MPs from preventing the UK form leaving the European Union without a deal. The prime minster has said that there is still plenty of time to debate the issue. Parliament is due to look at the issue on Tuesday.

"I never thought I would live to see a prime minister prorogue parliament, I mean what is this, Oliver Cromwell come back?" Mr Soyinka told BBC's Newsday programme.

He added that the UK was setting a "bad example": (BBC)

Source: News Express

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