Acclaimed Nigerian writer tackles Brexit fall-out
Publish date: 09 September 2019
Issue Number: 840
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Celebrated Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka has called on Commonwealth member countries to send a fact-finding mission to the UK following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament. Johnson's move was viewed as an attempt to stop MPs from preventing the UK from leaving the EU without a deal. However, BBC News reports that Soyinka has slammed the move. ‘I think the fellow members of the Commonwealth should sit up and take note and examine the protocols of British associations and see whether Britain merits suspension from the Commonwealth for setting a bad example in democratic practice,’ he said.