Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Parliament Suspensions Approved

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Aug. 28 that he wants to cease Parliament from September through early October.  Queen Elizabeth II has since approved the suspension. The PM has not come out with an official statement of the reasoning behind suspending Parliament before a session was officially dissolved. PM Johnson plans to execute his course of action on the UK leaving the EU through Brexit. 

 

Members of Parliament are outraged by this decision, and labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said, “Suspending Parliament is not acceptable, it is not on. What the prime minister is doing is a smash and grab on our democracy to force through a no deal.” 

 

The disruption of the court’s consultation on Brexit is the main source of frustration from the members of Parliament. However, the UK government has ruled in favor of the PM due to the commotion caused in the previous MP, Theresa May, and the Speaker has informed Parliament of the priority moving to take action rather than coming to a compromise. After the meeting held with the Queen, statements from PM Johnson have come out in a reply to the outrage of the MPs.

 

“We need new legislation. We’ve got to be bringing forward new and important bills and that’s why we are going to have a Queen’s Speech,” stated MP Boris Johnson.

 

Before then, Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg commented to BBC news that it was a “completely proper constitutional procedure.”

 

The dispute between the two political groups is increasing as the date for Brexit, Oct. 31, approaches. The Queen’s speech is to be held on Oct. 14, and the Parliament is meant to sit on the same day to attend the speech.  

 

Sources

“Parliament Suspension: Queen Approves PM’s Plan.” BBC News, BBC, 28 Aug. 2019, www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49493632.