UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain approved the suspension of the British Parliament , proposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, from the second week of September to October 14.
The Queen’s Office’s statement, released by local media, said the parliament’s interruption would begin no earlier than September 9 and no later than September 12 — and would last until October 14.
Thus, on September 3, members of the British Parliament will return from their summer break to work. Then the parliamentarians will again go on an extra “vacation” for five weeks. Thus, by the end of this vacation, only two and a half weeks will remain before the UK’s planned exit from the EU.
The opening of a new session of parliament is scheduled for October 14. It opens with Queen’s Speech, a traditional ceremony when the queen reads out a government text about his main priorities for the coming year. A few days later, a meeting of the EU Council is scheduled for October 17-18.
The British media indicate that in such a development of events, parliamentarians will hardly have time to try to prevent Johnson from withdrawing the country from the EU without an agreement on October 31, for example, by adopting the relevant law
Earlier, Sky News sources said that the suspension of parliament would help the prime minister to implement his domestic political agenda.
The UK is preparing to leave the EU on October 31, 2019, but the country’s parliament has not accepted the Brexit deal, agreed upon with Brussels by Johnson’s predecessor Teresa May. The current head of the British government is ready to make changes to the deal in order to push it through parliament, but Brussels has repeatedly stated that it will not re-negotiate on points that the British are not comfortable with.
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