The prime minister’s decision to suspend Parliament has prompted an angry backlash from MPs and opponents of a no-deal Brexit.
And an even bigger backlash from MP’s partners who were at the end of their tether; in some cases, where an MP has particular sexual tastes, quite literally.
Boris Johnson’s partner Carrie Symonds, sitting on her newly delivered red sofa, said, “It’s not just the physical effort of having to cope with their tantrums. I’ve just heard from Direct Line that, as Boris will be spending more time at home, they’ve increased our contents insurance!”
The government said the five-week suspension in September and October will still allow time to debate Brexit.
Helena de Chair, the poor suffering wife and second-cousin to Jacob Rees-Mogg, said, “I can’t take another five weeks of Jacob and neither can the staff. They really need a break from our lord and master’s rules such as checking that each setting of fifty-seven pieces of cutlery is laid out correctly for each evening’s eight-course meal with a ruler and that there are two spaces between each person seated at the table.”
A number of high-profile figures, including former Prime Minister John Major, have previously threatened to go to the UK Supreme Court to stop Mr Johnson if he shut down Parliament to deliver a no-deal Brexit…
…and a number of MP’s wives have threatened to go to the divorce courts.
It sparked protests across the country, a legal challenge and a petition with more than a million signatures.
Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said, “We are leaving the EU democratically, whether the majority of the country wants it or not.”