Celebrated Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka has called on Commonwealth member countries to send a fact-finding mission to the UK following last week’s decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend – or prorogue – parliament.
Mr Johnson’s move had been seen by some as an attempt to stop MPs from preventing the UK form leaving the European Union without a deal. The prime minster has said that there is still plenty of time to debate the issue. Parliament is due to look at the issue on Tuesday.
“I never thought I would live to see a prime minister prorogue parliament, I mean what is this, Oliver Cromwell come back?” Mr Soyinka told BBC’s Newsday programme.
He added that the UK was setting a “bad example”: