Donald Trump has congratulated Boris Johnson for suspending Parliament but says he’d nuke the site from orbit just to be sure.
The presidential advice comes after the prime minister successfully followed standard parliamentary procedure at a time deemed to be inconvenient to MPs who want to stop a no-deal Brexit.
On Wednesday, Johnson asked the Queen to end the current session of Parliament in early September, which leaves MPs opposed to leaving the EU without a deal with less time to get their ducks in a row before October 31st.
The move annoyed Jeremy Corbyn who has recently decided he’s against Brexit and wanted an opportunity to say so on TV.
In response to Mr Johnson’s “smash-and-grab on democracy” the Labour leader is thought to be attempting to form an alternative Parliament in his shed, but insiders say he will not be announcing this until he has harvested his late summer raspberry crop.
Trump tweeted his support for Mr Johnson, saying “Good job mini-me!!!! pogoing the Parliament is a very smart move, a lot of really great people say so.
“Gonna be very hard for Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Brexitshire’s Labradoodle Party, to call a vote of no covfefe in the government now, but I’d nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”
DUP leader, Arlene Foster, also welcomed the closing of Parliament saying that it was nice to see Westminster following the lead of the Northern Ireland Assembly for a change.