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Johnson wants to suspend Parliament until October to prevent it from hindering Brexit

August 28, 2019

LONDON, Aug 28 (EUROPE PRESS) –

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the Queen's speech in which her Government will present her plans for the country will be held on October 14, with the subsequent suspension of Parliament, while denying that she is trying to prevent the opposition from hindering its plans for Brexit.

“We need to move forward with our internal agenda and that is why we are announcing the Queen's speech for October 14,” Johnson told Sky News, after several media had advanced that the government would ask to prolong Parliament's suspension. until October.

Asked about the criticisms that his plans have provoked among the opposition, which accuse him of leaving them without time to debate and adopt measures that avoid a Brexit without agreement, the 'premier' has assured that “that is not true.”

“There will be plenty of time for both parties at the crucial summit (of European leaders) on October 17, plenty of time in Parliament for deputies to debate on the EU, on Brexit and on all other issues,” he defended.

“We will not wait until October 31 before we start with our plans to move this country forward,” he added, stressing that “this is a new Government with a very exciting agenda” and that it has to present “new and important laws. ” Johnson took the reins of the country at the end of July after being elected as the new conservative leader after the resignation of Theresa May.

However, this suspension would leave little room for maneuver to the opposition to carry out any plan that prevents Johnson from removing the United Kingdom from the EU on October 31 without an agreement, as he has threatened to do unless there is a renegotiation of the agreed so far, something that Brussels and European leaders oppose.

The Executive's plans are known only one day after the meeting organized by the Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn, with deputies of the main opposition parties in which it was agreed to join forces to avoid a Brexit without agreement and raised the possibility of present laws in Parliament in that regard.

Since the opposition they have left in tromba has to condemn the plans of the Executive. The 'number two' of Labor, Tom Watson, has called them “an outrageous affront to our democracy” while Scotland's chief minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has urged deputies to come together to curb the plan next week or “Today will go down in history as a dark day for democracy in the United Kingdom.”

For its part, the Liberal Democratic leader, Jo Swinson, has denounced that with his plan to force a Brexit without agreement, “Boris Johnson and the Government will suppress the voice of the people.” “It is a dangerous and unacceptable way of acting that liberal democrats strongly oppose,” he added.

Some conservatives have also been critical of the Government. “This is an attempt to govern without Parliament. It is unprecedented and I think the government will end up regretting it,” rebel deputy Dominic Grieve told the BBC.