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Government expected to ask Queen to suspend parliament from mid-September



Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenFull report: Suspension could prevent attempts to block no-deal Brexit 9.34am BST More from the Guardian’s chief political correspondent Jessica Elgot.This would technically give parliament time to debate and pass another Brexit deal, especially if one agreed at EU council on 17/18 October. But gives almost no time for any other parliamentary work to preemptively stop no deal.Constitutional experts can correct me if I’m wrong but I think this means MPs cannot vote against this if it’s prorogation rather than recess datesIt may leave a bad taste but hard to see how proroguing pre-Queen’s Speech in this manner could be challenged legally or in parliament. I’m sure there will be attempts.. 9.31am BST This from the chairman of the Conservative party, James Cleverly, demonstrates the line the government is going to take – that this move is business as usual. Or to put it another way:

Government to hold a Queen’s Speech, just as all new Governments do. https://t.co/fgKSmLdOzb Continue reading…



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Author : Frances Perraudin

Publish date : 2019-08-28 08:34:24

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