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Thread #165570 Message #4006220
Posted By: DMcG
28-Aug-19 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
So the US press seems to be reporting he's asked her to suspend Parliament, and the British press seems to say she has. Has Parliament been suspended? At Boris' request?
Almost. He has asked for it to be suspended from 10 September until 14th October, and the Queen has agreed. In practice, she had no alternative. There will now follow days of legal challenges and frenetic activity in Parliament to see if anything can be done before 10th.
Whatever you think about the pros and cons of Brexit, this sets a very dangerous precedent whereby any PM could suspend Parliament for weeks - and why not months if it suited - pretty much whenever they found it convenient.