'Day democracy died': what the papers say about proroguing parliament

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‚ÄúBritain‚Äôs political system remains too deeply entrenched to be destroyed by one man or even one political crisis. Despite his evident disdain for parliamentary democracy, Johnson is neither able nor willing to go as far as populists such as Turkey‚Äôs Recep Tayyip Erdońüan or Venezuela‚Äôs Nicolas M√°duro, who have jailed scores of their critics, and abolished free and fair elections. Johnson‚Äôs critics evidently remain free to denounce him in the press, and Parliament will be able to resume its job when it reconvenes in October. But while it would be a huge exaggeration to say that Johnson‚Äôs attack on Britain‚Äôs unwritten constitution spells the death of parliamentary democracy, it is equally futile to deny that he is trying to stop the country‚Äôs democratic institutions from shaping a decision of enormous importance‚ÄĚ.

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