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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BREXIT BOSS: Boris Johnson Will Be Next UK Prime Minister, Declares Himself ‘The Dude’ to ‘Deliver Brexit’
Boris Johnson will become the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Wednesday, when he will be invited by Queen Elizabeth II to form a new government after being elected by his Conservative Tory Party.
Once officially in office, Johnson will have just 100 days to forge a Brexit Deal to take the UK out of the European Union by October 31st.
“In a sharp break from buttoned-up Theresa May, BoJo used his victory speech to make a string of jokes as he pledged to unite the shattered Tory party,” reports the Sun.
“I know some have already pointed out ‘deliver, unite and defeat’ was not the best slogan because it spells out ‘dud’. But they forgot the final E – for ‘energise’!” said Johnson. “I say to my doubters – DUDE, we’re going to get Brexit done on October 31.”
“Many congratulations to @BorisJohnson on being elected leader of @Conservatives – we now need to work together to deliver a Brexit that works for the whole UK and to keep Jeremy Corbyn out of government. You will have my full support from the back benches,” posted outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May on social media.
May announced her resignation last month after repeatedly failing to reach a Brexit agreement within her own government; missing multiple deadlines and asking the EU for several extensions.
Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2019
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) July 23, 2019
Heartfelt congratulations from Jerusalem, @BorisJohnson. Looking forward to working closely together, both in facing our common challenges and seizing the opportunities ahead. 🇮🇱🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/YeIc5qyxcL
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) July 23, 2019
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BREXIT BREAKDOWN: UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT
The United Kingdom’s head negotiator leading the nation’s complicated divorce from the European Union suddenly resigned Monday; prompting the UK Foreign Minster to quit his post as the Prime Minister faces an all-out revolt from Parliament.
Brexit negotiator David Davis suddenly stepped down Monday after failing to secure key concessions from EU member states after the UK’s withdrawal.
Hours later UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson resigned over the political crisis.
“This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work,” said a statement from Prime Minister Theresa May.
The escalating crisis is casting new doubt on May’s political future, with Brexit proponents saying her “soft” plan would force the UK into the worst of all positions; remaining locked in the union’s open border scheme without any voting power.
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