The government will be asking the Queen to suspend Parliament

By Shayan Shakir

The government will be asking the queen to suspend Parliament in September, a few days after the MPs return to work. This is also only a few days before the Brexit deadline.

This means that the MPs may not be able to pass any types of laws that could in any way stop Boris Johnson from carrying out a no-deal Brexit.

Johnson claims there will still be “ample time” for MPs to discuss Brexit.

He also said: “This is a new government with a very exciting agenda. We need new legislation. We’ve got to be bringing forward new and important bills and that’s why we are going to have a Queen’s Speech.”

Critics say that this prorogation would “stop MPs being able to play their democratic part” in Brexit.

John Major, former Prime Minister, has given out a threat saying that he is willing to take the matter to court to stop the prorogation.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has been trying his best to stop Johnson’s no-deal Brexit, said: “I am appalled at the recklessness of Johnson’s government, which talks about sovereignty and yet is seeking to suspend parliament to avoid scrutiny of its plans for a reckless No Deal Brexit. This is an outrage and a threat to our democracy.

“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.

“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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