Well, it’s confirmed. Her Majesty has agreed to Prorogue Parliament. Essentially shutting it down soon after returning from Summer Recess and letting them reconvene with 2 weeks to natter, complain, and bleat before the BREXIT date of October 31.
(h/t Larry L.)
Of course, the Usual Suspects are all saying this is the end of Civilization As We Know It! and Utter Disaster!! and worse.
Watching chickens scream, so much fun ;-)
At last our collective almost 3 year nightmare may reach a clean conclusion.
Parliament suspension: Queen approves PM’s plan
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Parliament will be suspended just days after MPs return to work in September – and only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline.
Boris Johnson said a Queen’s Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October, to outline his “very exciting agenda”.
But it means the time MPs have to pass laws to stop a no-deal Brexit on 31 October would be cut.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said it was a “constitutional outrage”.
The Speaker, who does not traditionally comment on political announcements, continued: “However it is dressed up, it is blindingly obvious that the purpose of [suspending Parliament] now would be to stop [MPs] debating Brexit and performing its duty in shaping a course for the country.”