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Again, Boris Johnson moves to suspend UK parliament

Again, Boris Johnson moves to suspend UK parliament
October 02
21:10 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is making another move to ask Queen Elizabeth to suspend parliament, according to Reuters.

The agency said Johnson is seeking to suspend the parliament for some days starting from Tuesday.

This comes about a week after Britain’s supreme court ruled that Johnson’s earlier suspension of parliaments was illegal.

Johnson had said the current parliamentary session had been running for too long “and needs to be brought to a close”.

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But it had been argued the suspension was a ploy to prevent lawmakers from scrutinising his plans for Brexit.

Johnson was quoted as saying the parliament should be suspended for a short period before the new legislative launch known as a Queen’s Speech.

“I want to deliver on the people’s priorities,” Johnson said.

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“Through a Queen’s Speech, the government will set out its plans for the NHS (health service), schools, tackling crime, investing in infrastructure and building a strong economy.

“We will get Brexit done on 31 October and continue delivering on these vital issues.”

Opposition lawmakers had called on him to resign after the court ruled that the previous suspension was unlawful.

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