And faces challenge that her party is now a 'millstone' round her neck
Justine Greening MP speech on Brexit
Justine Greening, the Putney, Roehampton and Southfields Conservative MP, has stepped into the government shutdown row following Prime Minster Boris Johnson's controversial decision to suspend Parliament until a few weeks before the Brexit deadline.
Most recently the Secretary of State for Education, Ms Greening is a Brexit remainer and last year became the first senior Conservative to come out in favour of a new referendum on the grounds that Parliament was unable to make a decision and therefore the final decision had to be put back to the people.
75% of Ms Greening's Wandsworth constituents who went to the polls in 2016 voted to ‘remain’. This week she was back at the Brexit conundrum forefront and tweeted:
Southfields and Putney Green Party candidate Diana McCann responded to the MP's tweet with the challenge that it was decision time for Ms Greening as to her choice of political party:
Totally wrong to prorogue Parliament. Everyone can see this for what it is, a grubby attempt to force No Deal. As Privy Cllr & MP, I cannot support putting the Queen in an impossible position & closing down debate. Take back control now = take away control https://t.co/6PvCK61hDn— Justine Greening (@JustineGreening) August 28, 2019
Meanwhile Tooting’s Labour MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan said, “You don't deliver on democracy by trashing democracy. To suggest that you would suspend Parliament and put an end to our sovereign democracy just is not right, and we can't do that.”
Then it’s decision time. At 2017 GE hustings @MercerRyanJ said ‘Your problem, Justine, is that your party is a millstone around your neck.’ Well, it must be weighing heavily now! You say you understand the #ClimateCrisis (?) Please have a chat with @CarolineLucas #MarginalSeat— Diana McCann (@GreeningPutney) August 29, 2019
August 30, 2019