UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposal to suspend parliament until October 14.
“Her Majesty at a meeting of the Privy Council ordered to suspend the parliament from the day not earlier than Monday, September 9, and no later than Thursday, September 12, until Monday, October 14, 2019,” the letter signed by the Queen said.
The parliamentarians will return from the holidays on September 3 and will work for only a few days.
– Controversial decision –
Earlier, the prime minister’s office reported that Johnson asked the queen to complete the parliamentary session in the second week of meetings in September and begin the second session on October 14th.
Thus, parliamentarians will only have a few days left to somehow prevent Britain from leaving the EU without an agreement.
Meanwhile, Johnson explained the decision to suspend the work of parliament by the need to implement an internal political program.
At the same time, many colleagues see in the decision of the Prime Minister the desire to limit as much as possible their voting rights on Brexit issues.
According to speaker John Birkou, Johnson’s goal is to prevent parliament from discussing the terms of the exit.
According to the forecast of Brexit party leader Nigel Farage, the suspension of the parliament “will almost certainly lead to a vote of confidence” to the prime minister.
The UK should leave the EU on October 31, but the situation has reached an impasse:
Parliament is opposed to the agreement with the European Union in its current form and is categorically opposed to Brexit without an agreement. The EU refuses to go for a review.
The day before, the leaders of the opposition British parties agreed to jointly oppose the withdrawal without an agreement. They are considering various options, including the adoption of a bill and a motion of no confidence in Johnson.
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