Shock! Horror! Johnson prorogues parliament! End of democracy in Britain! The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, says he was not even consulted, and calls it “a constitutional outrage.” Or, to put it a little less dramatically, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cut the amount of time that parliament will meet before he crashes the UK out of the European Union in a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on October 31 by six working days .