Government plans death sentence for those blocking Brexit
In a last-minute gambit by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the government is proposing instituting the death penalty for MP’s who vote to block Brexit.
Mr Johnson announced the new measures at a press conference this morning. He told reporters, “I vowed to get Brexit done by 31st October by any means possible, and I meant it.
This is democracy in action. 17.1 million people voted Brexit, so if Brexit means killing a few MP’s in the process, then that is the will of the people.”
Jacob Rees Mogg, leader of the house, said he supported the death penalty. “There is a parliamentary precedent for this. When I was a boy in the 1820s, we’d send people to the tower for treason if they didn’t agree with the PM’s policy.”
We asked the leaders of all the opposition parties for their thoughts on this. They declined to comment on the grounds it may incriminate them.