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Queen approves Johnson’s request to suspend parliament

by LLB Reporter
28th Aug 19 3:31 pm

The Queen has approved the prime minister’s request to prorogue parliament from next month restricting MPs from blocking a no-deal Brexit.

The Monarch approved the suspension in a private meeting at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, with the privy council on Wednesday.

Parliament will be suspended from 9 September until the 14 October when the Queen will give her speech, outlining the legislative agenda of the government.

This move has outraged MPs and caused a furious political argument, the speaker of the House John Bercow said, it was “blindingly obvious that the purpose of prorogation now would be to stop parliament debating Brexit and performing its duty in shaping a course for the country.”

He added, it will be “an offence against the democratic process and the rights of Parliamentarians as the people’s elected representatives.

This is a “constitutional outrage.”

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