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Queen Elizabeth authorizes the suspension of Parliament until October requested by Johnson

August 28, 2019


Queen Elizabeth II signed on Wednesday the order authorizing the suspension of Parliament requested by Prime Minister Boris Johnson until October 14 and has been seen by the opposition as an attempt to prevent them from trying to block a Brexit without agreement.

As reported by the advisory council of the sovereign – the Privy Council -, the parliamentary session should be suspended “not before Monday, September 9 and no later than Thursday, September 12”. The suspension, the advisory body said in a statement, will remain until October 14.

The suspension requested by Johnson is motivated by the fact that the Government foresees that the Queen's speech, in which she will present her program and plans for the country, will be held on October 14. The decision leaves the opposition with little room for maneuver to prevent a Brexit without agreement, as the Prime Minister is determined to do unless he gets a new agreement with the EU.