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A few reactions from the German press.
Die Zeit
"It's a coup. The PM has overthrown parliament. Parliament was in the way so he got rid of it. This is how democracies die." /1

#Brexit… via @zeitonline
@zeitonline Tagesspiegel
"Boris drops his mask. [...]
The imminent sidelining of parliament is an undemocratic act that is unprecedented in recent British history." /2

@zeitonline WELT
"Boris Johnson has prorogued the British parliament to pre-empt opponents of a no-deal #Brexit. It is the final showdown in a conflict which might leave democracy the big loser." /3

@zeitonline WELTctd
"Now [Brexit supporters] themselves show a significant democratic deficit when it comes to pushing through their radical goals[...]. If Johnson gets away with it, his no-deal Brexit will not only severely damage British economy but also time-honoured British democracy."/4
@zeitonline @sz

"The message works...: We are the people, MPs are enemies of the people. It is pure populism. A government that is accountable to the people dismantles their elected representatives... Johnson might win this power struggle. But the price is high."/5
ARD Tagesschau:
"Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament for weeks marks one of the darkest days in the history of the UK. It also shows that the institutions of this venerable democracy are no longer fit for the challenges of the present." /6

"[BJ] is fighting to remove the backstop - arguing that it is "undemocratic". Now he himself questions the sovereignty of parliament. To speak of a coup is exaggerated. ... But it is chicanery nonetheless, and the idea behind it is deeply undemocratic."/7…
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