Legal Advice: Prorogation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:37 am on 25th September 2019.

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Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne Conservative, New Forest West 11:37 am, 25th September 2019

My right hon. Friend Mr Duncan Smith is right: we had notice of the intention to prorogue. With your assistance, Mr Speaker, we could have entertained motions against it, or even a motion of no confidence. So it was a coup, wasn’t it?