Tory MP for North-East Derbyshire Lee Rowley defends Boris Johnson

Mr Rowley thinks despite a toxic atmosphere in the Commons, Boris Johnson is right to push ahead with Brexit.

Boris Johnson is being criticised for telling MPs they should honour the memory of their murdered colleague Jo Cox by delivering Brexit.

Exchanges got very heated in the Commons last night - with the Prime Minister dismissing his opponents calls for him to stop using language like "surrender act" and "sabotage".

However, North-East Derbyshire MP Lee Rowley doesn't think the Prime Minister meant to offend anyone by referencing the late Jo Cox;

"Tempers are very high at the moment. Literally, people were screaming at one another yesterday, and that's why I don't think Parliament is being constructive at the moment.

"The Prime Minister's point last night was that he wants to bring the country back together, and the best way to that, is to deal with brexit."

Mr Rowley also told Peak FM he's never seen an atmosphere quite like it in Parliament;

"I don't think what's going on in Parliament, I don't like some of the words which are being used.

"Just in the last few days, I've been called a fascist and that a dictatorship is underway.

"For me, that's nonsense, and we've all got to dial it back."

Meanwhile, speaking on the Supreme Court's decision to rule the Prime Minister's decision to suspend Parliament until 14th October as unlawful, Mr Rowley says he respects, but doesn't agree with the verdict;

"We are sort of edging into lawyers getting into politics, and I don't think that's going to be very good in the long run.

"However, we are where we are, and we have to deal with it now."

He also reiterated the need for a General Election;

"I don't think Parliament is working, the temperature is too high and we aren't passing any legislation.

"The Attorney General said yesterday that this Parliament is 'dead', and I think it is, so my view is that we should just let the people decide what they want once and for all."


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