Original article from 29 August:
Boris Johnson got the green light from the Queen yesterday to suspend parliament in the days leading up to the UK's Brexit deadline - a move which is widely seen as a way to force through a no-deal Brexit without getting the approval of MPs. In reaction, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it represents a "smash and grab on our democracy", while the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon went one step further, saying it is "not democracy, it's dictatorship".
The prime minister's camp state that the shutting down of parliament is a completely standard procedure and is being done to allow a Queen's Speech on 14 October to allow them to present their "very exciting agenda". As a new survey by YouGov shows though, it is not just politicians that aren't buying this line. A plurality of the public also thinks the prorogation is not acceptable in these circumstances. While opinion is split among familiar leave/remain lines, perhaps an indicator of the seriousness of the situation is the 25 percent of Leave voters that are also against the move.