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more now on our top story. the queen has approved the prime minister's request to suspend parliament days after mps return to work — and a matter of weeks before the brexit deadline. after sitting in early september, mps won't be back until 14 october just two weeks before britain is due to leave the eu. in other developments, the bbc understands that ruth davidson is on the verge of resignation as the leader of the scottish conservatives. today labour activist owenjones has organised a protest against proroguing parliament going on at the moment at westminster. richard galpin is there. tell us what has been happening and he was there and how many people are there. been happening and he was there and how many people are therem been happening and he was there and how many people are there. it is difficult to tell the numbers but certainly hundreds and perhaps about a thousand. what is interesting about this is the call for this demonstration today only came a few
hours ago from owenjones, a left—wing campaigner, and also another campaigner for mason who both wrote on social media saying people should get out and protest and then announced there would be a protest here next to parliament. it has been quite eventful. a number of the protesters managed to get into couege the protesters managed to get into college green where i'm standing which is where all the lao broadcasters are based and they managed to push down the barriers, get inside college green which of course brought the police onto the scene and eventually managed to calm things down. it has been a peaceful protest. it has been lively. the main slogan has been stop the coop which we have heard over and over again from the people involved in this demonstration. owen jones himself has been speaking. he was saying that we won't let our democracy be overturned. we must stop the disaster of a no—deal brexit and also he is calling for bringing down boris johnson's
government. some strong words from him. and from others here. it has been peaceful. we probably see now they are moving away. they have come away from college green. we think they are heading towards parliament square to continue with the protest there. thank you. we can speak now toa there. thank you. we can speak now to a chris curtis who is a political research manager for the boeing company uk of in westminster. —— you go. you could have done the snap poll on boris johnson's go. you could have done the snap poll on borisjohnson‘s moved to suspend parliament, took us through what you found. at the announcement this morning without into field with a snap poll trying to work out what the public thought boris johnson's announcement. the results are staggering to stop 47% say they don't think boris johnson staggering to stop 47% say they don't think borisjohnson pulls my decision this morning was acceptable. compared to around half that number who say it was. can you
tell us what the question was because people might say how is this worded? was because people might say how is this worded ? was it because people might say how is this worded? was it fair? it is quite complicated. we have a team of people who try their hardest to make sure the wording on this is as fair as we can possibly get it. i can't remember the exact wording but we we re remember the exact wording but we were basically asking the public whether they thought it was a cce pta ble whether they thought it was acceptable or not acceptable to close down parliament to pose for a queen's speech in this situation it. you have broken down the numbers in terms of labour versus conservatives and remain versus leave voters. this is where it gets particularly interesting. on the remain side there is overwhelming opposition to boris johnson's there is overwhelming opposition to borisjohnson‘s move, about three quarters of remain voters think the decision this morning was acceptable. on the leave site about half of their voters say it was a cce pta ble half of their voters say it was acceptable but also notable minority
of them we don't think this decision regardless of whether they like the direction that borisjohnson is heading on brexit they don't think this decision was cricket. he add together the vast majority of remain voters and the small minority of leave voters who don't think this decision is acceptable and that is why we are seeing the headline result i mentioned earlier. what could this mean if there is an election as many people are predicting? i don't think this result of the decision being made today will have a particularly large impact on the general election which i also expect will happen in october. borisjohnson‘s strategy is clear. he wants to unite leave voters and is up against a divided remain vote. leave the voters are far more sympathetic to the position but also the sword that boris johnson lives or dies by is can he deliver brexit back to the 31st and there has been nothing happening today that will change the public‘s mind on that. you think there could be an election before the end end of
october or november as many people are saying? i am a poster, i do public opinion and i am obviously be busier styled by writers during the election campaign and i am not allowed to book a holiday for the next month and a half. thank you. let's catch up with the weather. cool it for all of us with the weather. cool it for all of us but still in the 20s in the mid south—east. more rain heading into the next few hours. clearer skies following to most areas but the wind is picking up and blowing some cloud into northern ireland and western scotland. a cooler night. noticeably so across south—eastern areas after all the heat and humidity of recent nights. into thursday a sunny start for most of england and wales. it will tend cloud over from for most of england and wales. it will tend cloud overfrom the for most of england and wales. it will tend cloud over from the west. one or two showers perhaps but most of the shower is coming in on the strengthening wind to northern ireland and particularly scotland where it will be 17 through the central belt and still 2a or so in the south—east of england. moving on
to friday wet weather coming back into scotland, northern ireland and with the rsc into north—west england and may be a few showers coming into western parts of wales. it is the south—westerly wind so get the sunshine and where it is dry it will be warm up to create across the midlands towards the south—east again mid 20s.
news teams where you are. you're watching beyond 100 days. britain's parliament will be suspended for more than four weeks in september, just as the brexit deadline looms. it means mps will have less time to try to pass laws to stop a no—deal brexit on 31st october. critics call it a constitutional outrage, but the prime minister insists he's simply seeking to pursue his domestic agenda. we need new legislation, we've got to be bringing forward new and important bills and that's why we're going to have a queen's speech and we're going to do it on october the 14th. the move has been widely condemned by opposition mps hoping to pass a new law to avoid the october brexit deadline. suspending parliament is not acceptable, it's not on. what the prime minister is doing is a smash and grab
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