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Prorogation of parliament: MPs and lawyers battle to block suspension



Follow the latest fallout from Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament amid mounting fears about a no-deal Brexit Then and now: what senior Tories say about proroguing parliamentTime to step up tempo of Brexit talks, says bullish Boris Johnson 7.49am BST Dominic Raab, the only contender in the Tory leadership race to back proroguing parliament in the campaign, has dismissed the furore over move as “nonsense”.
“The idea this is some kind of constitutional outrage is nonsense. “It’s actually lawful, it’s perfectly proper, there is precedent for it and actually, fundamentally, for the people watching this, they want to see that we are leaving the EU but also talking about all the other things they expect us to be addressing.” 7.40am BST Welcome to a Friday edition of Politics Live. Boris Johnson says he was wants to step up the tempo of talks on a Brexit deal as a judge prepares to rule on a legal challenge aimed at stopping him suspending Parliament. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-08-30 06:49:02

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