British Government to Suspend Parliament for Five Weeks, Outraging Anti-Brexit Rebels


Boris Johnson's government is activating the constitutional mechanism to suspend Parliament on Wednesday, a move which has outraged Remainers because it limits the amount of Parliamentary time available to them to sabotage Brexit taking place at the end of October.

Under the British constitution, a Parliamentary session is 'Prorogued' - that is to say, suspended - at regular intervals to allow a new session to begin. This is a duty performed by the Queen on the advice of her ministers, through a body called the Privy Council. While the Queen could theoretically refuse the instruction of the government, in practice the monarch always does as instructed by the government and has done so for centuries.

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