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The Independent

The Independent captured the mood for several titles under a stark headline, on an otherwise white top half of its front page, dubbing the episode "The Johnson Coup". (Twitter)

'The Johnson Coup': Newspapers react to Prime Minister's decision to suspend Parliament

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament dominates the front pages of Britain’s newspaper’s today.

The Prime Minister announced that he was going to prorogue Parliament in order to bring the current record-breaking session to a close in order to move forward his government's new legislative agenda.

HIs decision led to anger from opposition parties and Remainers and prompted protests outside Parliament on Wednesday night.

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A petition demanding a halt to the suspension pulled in over a million signatures, while anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller launched legal proceedings to stop the process.

Reaction in the British press to Mr Johnson’s decision was predictably strong on Thursday, with most papers sternly opposed to the radical manoeuvre and more right-leaning rivals more supportive.