By Rachel Lampard —
Coming to work this morning, I passed eight bodies huddled in doorways, homeless people bedded down with sleeping bags and blankets. One of them had laid yesterday's newspapers under him. The front page headline showed Prince Andrew, with a much smaller sidebar about Prime Minister's decision to prorogue Parliament.
Is Brexit, and the current constitutional manoeuvres, really a small sidebar to the main issues facing our country? That's appears to be the what the Prime Minister argues when he says that prorogation will allow for a Queen's Speech bringing in legislation on the key issues facing our country.
But the decision to prorogue Parliament at a time of immense national, economic and international change makes me feel deeply uncomfortable.
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Team Leader of the Joint Public Issues Team, Methodist Church as Secretary for Parliamentary and Political Affairs since 2000, was the Vice-President of the Methodist Conference 2016/17.
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