Updates BREXIT news:
Boris Johnson has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament after MPs return to work in September. The decision came as a coalition lead by Labour Paty is trying to oust the Governement in order to avoid to avoid a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. British sterling is loosing value as the political crisis deepens.
According to PMs plan, the Queen's Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October.
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BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond said the precedent was for Parliament to be suspended before a Queen's Speech, and it would be "impossible" for the Queen to reject the government's request to do so now.
"The fundamental is the Queen acts on the advice of her ministers - in particular, on the advice of her prime minister," he added underlying that this convention lifted the pressure off the Queen depoliticizing her intervention.
Latest reactions to Boris Johnson plans to shut down Parliament:
Speaker John Bercow is calling the planned suspension a “constitutional outrage”.
Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn issued a statementunderlying that “This is an outrage and a threat to our democracy. (…) If Johnson has confidence in his plans he should put them to the people in a general election or public vote.”
Scottish Labour MP Ian Murray said that Boris Johnson’s plan to suspend parliament is “an assault on our democracy”.
Labour MP John McDonnell: “Make no mistake, this is a very British coup. Whatever one’s views on Brexit, once you allow a Prime Minister to prevent the full and free operation of our democratic institutions you are on a very precarious path.”
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London: “Boris Johnson will try to shut down Parliament next week in order to deliver a catastrophic no-deal Brexit. Running roughshod over our democracy in order to ruin the life chances of future generations. Disgraceful. It must be stopped.”
Tory rebel Dominic Grive condemned the plot, which would see the Queen step in to prorogue Parliament, as an “outrageous act”.
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