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PM to ‘step up the tempo’ as he faces legal challenges over parliament suspension

by LLB Reporter
30th Aug 19 10:15 am

Boris Johnson is to intensify Brexit negotiations with the EU as he is facing three legal challenges over his decision to prorogue parliament.

Further protests are planned over his move to suspend parliament for more than a month, and Johnson has called for the UK and Brussels to “step up the tempo.”

Downing Street has said that the governments Brexit negotiators will meet with EU counterparts twice weekly during September, “with the possibility of additional technical meetings, to discuss a way forward on securing a new deal.”

MPs opposed to the prime minister’s Brexit strategy have said he is trying to limit their ability to prevent the UK leaving without a deal.

Leading Tory rebel, David Gauke said next week may be the only time MPs will be able to stop a no-deal Brexit.

Speaking to BBC News he said, “I think Parliament does have a responsibility to act and it may well be that next week is the only opportunity for us to do so.”

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