Ged Killen, MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, said:
“This is an assault on democracy from an unelected Prime Minister who appears hellbent on lumbering the UK with a no-deal Brexit.
“The move to suspend parliament in a bid to slash the number of days we as MPs have to scrutinise the Tory government’s position on Brexit is a constitutional outrage.
“During what is one of the most challenging periods of the UK’s history, Boris has thrown his toys out the pram when he should be focusing on shaping a course for the future of our country.
“1.5 million people have signed a petition against the prorogation of Parliament, and I will support cross-party efforts to make sure the Prime Minister listens, and do all I can to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
“If you don’t believe our unelected Prime Minister should be allowed to subvert democracy, make sure you sign here – https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/269157 .”