In a meeting Friday with his EU counterparts in Finland, Raab stated that”the concept that this is some inherent outrage is crap. It is legal. It is perfectly appropriate. There is a precedent for this.”
Additional EU foreign ministers expressed concern that a possibly harmful and quite costly UK depart out of the bloc with no agreement now seems more probable.
Most declined to comment on the government’s motion, but Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said suspending parliament” is a means of moving in a democracy which does not entirely conform to rules.”