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Reports: Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament from mid-September

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Boris Johnson will on Wednesday reportedly ask the Queen to suspend Parliament just days after it returns from recess, until mid-October in order to force through a no-deal Brexit.

The BBC reported that the prime minister will ask the Queen to prorogue Parliament on September 9, just days after MPs return from their summer recess, until October 14, according to multiple reports on Wednesday morning.

This means MPs who oppose a no-deal Brexit will have just days to find a way of stopping it either side of this dates. The United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union on October 31.

A group of privy councillors, led by staunch Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg, are set to visit the Queen today and ask her to suspend Parliament.

Anti-Brexit campaigners condemned the move.

“It would make no sense for the Queen to back this deeply undemocratic, unconstitutional and fundamentally political manoeuvre from the government,” Naomi Smith, CEO of pro-EU group Best For Britain, said.

“If the Queen is asked to help, she would do well to remember history doesn’t look too kindly on royals who aid and abet the suspension of democracy.”

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