Queen agrees to Boris Johnson's request to suspend parliament over Brexit

Pedro Gonçalves
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The Queen has approved Boris Johnson request to suspend parliament from mid-September until just two weeks before the 31 October deadline, which will restrict MPs' ability to block a no-deal Brexit. Under the government's plan, which has prompted a furious political row, parliament will be prorogued from the week beginning 9 September until 14 October, the BBC first reported. The royal orders - approved at Balmoral - state that parliament will be prorogued "no earlier than Monday 9th September and no later than Thursday 12th September", meaning that it will retire sometime early the w...

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