Supreme court ruling shows Boris Johnson’s contempt for democracy, says Corbyn
…Has just announced it’s decision.
[cheering and applause] And it shows that the prime
minister has acted wrongly in shutting down parliament.
[cheering and applause] It demonstrates a contempt for
democracy and an abuse of power by him. And the Supreme Court therefore
passes the baton to the speaker to recall parliament. I will be in touch immediately to
demand that parliament is recalled so that we can question that
prime minister … [cheering and applause] demand that he obeys the law
that’s passed by parliament, and recognise that our parliament
is recognised by our people to hold our government to account. A Labour government would want
to be held to account. We wouldn’t bypass democracy. [applause] And I invite Boris Johnson,
in the historic words, to consider his position. [cheering and applause] – Johnson out. Johnson out.
– I got that message. And become the shortest serving
prime minister there’s ever been. So obey the law, take no deal
off the table and have an election to elect a government that
respects democracy, that respects the rule of law
and brings power back to the people, not usurps it,
in the way that Boris Johnson has done. [applause] Conference, I thank you.