The Prime Minister’s Office has said that Boris Johnson had spoken to Queen Elizabeth II to request the suspension of the next meeting starting on September 9.
London| British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request to suspend UK Parliament has been approved by Queen Elizabeth. Now, the British parliament’s meetings will be suspended until 14 October so that he could present a new “bold and ambitious legislative agenda” until two weeks before the Brexit deadline. However, his move has been severely criticized by the opposition.
The Prime Minister’s Office has said that Boris Johnson had spoken to Queen Elizabeth II to request the suspension of the next meeting starting on September 9 next month. Members of the Conservative Party conveyed the message about the formal request. In this way, the government got the approval to suspend the parliament till 14 October at any time between 9 to 12 September.
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The British MPs will now meet next Tuesday and end the parliamentary business for the week that follows, leaving them little time to introduce any new legislative measures for discussion.
The Prime Minister’s Office said, “After the conclusion of traditional party conferences, the second session of this Parliament will begin on Monday 14 October with the Queen’s address.” Reacting to the Prime Minister’s move to suspend Parliament, Britain‘s House of Commons president John Bercow said he had not been told about Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision earlier.
He said that it is perfectly clear that the purpose of the suspension is to stop Parliament from discussing Brexit and prevent it from performing its duty to decide the future of the country. Opposition Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said that it is unacceptable to suspend the parliament. “What the Prime Minister is doing is capturing our democracy so that no deal can be reached,” Corbyn said.
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