Queen Elizabeth II formally approved a request from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament to avoid a potential ‘No Deal Brexit’ sabotage from UK lawmakers.
“Queen Elizabeth II has formally approved Boris Johnson’s request to temporarily suspend Parliament, a move that will largely prevent lawmakers from pushing through new legislation and ultimately sabotaging the prospect of a no-deal Brexit,” reports Fox News.
“Earlier Wednesday, he confirmed reports that he would hold the Queen’s Speech — normally a formality that outlines the legislative agenda — on Oct. 14. Since Parliament is normally suspended before the speech, the decision means opposition lawmakers would be unlikely to have enough time to pass laws blocking the U.K.’s exit from the E.U. on Oct. 31 without a negotiated deal,” adds the report.
“As always my door is open to all colleagues should you wish to discuss this or any other matter,” said the Prime Minister.
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn told reporters he’s “appalled at the recklessness of Johnson’s government.”
“That is why Labour has been working across Parliament to hold this reckless government to account, and prevent a disastrous No Deal which Parliament has already ruled out,” Corbyn continued. “If Johnson has confidence in his plans he should put them to the people in a general election or public vote.”
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