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Boris Johnson Statement - 'Damp Squib' from PM 'Running Scared'

2 September 2019

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has described Boris Johnson's statement outside Downing Street in which he appealed to his MPs not to vote for legislation in Parliament tomorrow stopping a No Deal Brexit as a "damp squib".

Cortes also said Parliament “must act” to stop No Deal, with Johnson and his advisers “running scared.”

Cortes said: “Parliament must act tomorrow to stop a No Deal Brexit. Johnson and Cummings thought that they were being smart when they decided to shut Parliament down for five weeks.

“However, they have become unstuck and are running scared of opposition from their own MPs and across the House. What we saw was a damp squib by a gutless Johnson who is now staring defeat in the face.

“There was none of his usual bravado - this anti-democratic Prime Minister looked nervous and so he should be as he will soon become the shortest-lived occupant of Number 10 in Britain's history.

“Frankly, the angry crowd outside Downing Street chanting ‘Stop The Coup’ and ‘Tories Out’ made much more sense and are doing a much better job than Johnson.

“Only the Labour Party offer the chance to unite the country with a final say on Brexit while putting an end to the brutality of needless Tory austerity.

“Indeed only Labour will deliver the transformative For the Many government our country is crying out for which will ensure no one is left behind.”

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