Queen Approves Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Request To Suspend The Parliament

Queen Victoria and PM Boris

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to suspend Parliament. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who replaced Theresa May after her resignation made public his plan to keep the parliament meeting suspended until 14 October. The reason behind his doing this is that he can present the new bold and ambitious legislative agenda which is being presented till two weeks before the last date of Brexit.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a Queen’s Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October, to outline his “very exciting agenda”.

But it means the time MPs have to pass laws to stop a no-deal Brexit on 31 October would be cut.

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said it was a “constitutional outrage”.

Brexit is due to happen on October 31, and Johnson has promised the UK will leave the European Union on that date with or without a deal.

The Members of Parliament (MPs) — a majority of whom oppose no-deal — now effectively have just a few days before and after Parliament is “prorogued,” or suspended, to pass any legislation preventing a hard break with the EU.

However, the highly controversial move has dragged the monarch into the Brexit debate for the first time. The last time a British government asked the monarch to suspend Parliament in order to avoid opposition to government policy was 1948, five years before Queen Elizabeth II assumed the throne, according to the Institute for Government.

The second most powerful man in the Opposition Labour Party John Mc Donnell said,”Make no mistake, this is a very British coup.Whatever one’s views on Brexit, once you allow a Prime Minister to prevent the full and free operation of our democratic institutions you are on a very precarious path.”

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