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|Boris Johnson Asks Queen Elizabeth To Suspend Parliament To Force Through Brexit by newsypeople: 12:50pm On Aug 29, 2019|
LONDON — Protests broke out across Britain and a million people signed an online petition after Queen Elizabeth II approved a controversial request by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament, a move that restricts the time lawmakers have to try to block the nation leaving the European Union without an exit deal.
It means British parliamentarians who are determined to stop the nation leaving the EU without a formal deal will have little time to do so just weeks ahead of a Brexit deadline on Oct. 31. Johnson asked the Queen to “prorogue” Parliament — shut it down, essentially — on Sept. 10, a week after lawmakers return from summer recess.
Parliament will be closed for 5 weeks.
The decision sparked a furious backlash. Demonstrations were held late Wednesday in major cities and towns. Outside Parliament in London protesters chanted “stop the coup” and waved EU flags. More demonstrations are planned this weekend. The online petition passed the threshold needed to be... https://www.newsypeople.com/boris-johnson-asks-queen-elizabeth-to-suspend-parliament-to-force-through-brexit/
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