Published: Fri, August 30, 2019
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Boris Johnson's opponents rally against his attempt to suspend Parliament

Boris Johnson's opponents rally against his attempt to suspend Parliament

In 2016, Britain voted in a referendum to leave the EU. "The increase in meetings and discussions is necessary if are to have a chance of agreeing a deal for when we leave on October 31st, no ifs no buts". Cypriot Foreign Minister Miro Cerar, left, British Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius of Lithuania, and Irish Foreign.

The Labour leader shot back, tweeting Johnson was "a compliant Prime Minister who will hand Britain's public services and protections over to USA corporations in a free trade deal".

A petition to stop the prorogation of parliament gained more than 1.4 million signatures and businesswoman Gina Miller filed a legal challenge to stop the "cynical and cowardly" plan.

The judge will start giving his decision at 10:00am (0900 GMT) at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, Scotland's highest civil court.

Lawmakers also asked a Scottish court to rule on whether Johnson's suspending Parliament was legal.

In news that surprised absolutely no one thanks to leaks from Downing Street, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that his government is planning to prorogue parliament right before the critical October 31st deadline for Brexit.

At least two legal challenges have also been announced.

However while this has precedent, the five-week suspension has seen critics blast the move as a cynical ploy to run down the clock against pro-Remain MPs who want to stop a no deal Brexit.

On October 17-18 Johnson will visit the European Council for final negotiations before the October 31 deadline.

"Parliament will have the opportunity to debate the government's overall programme, and approach to Brexit", Johnson, who leads the Conservative party, vowed in a letter to MPs.

It is also quite insightful that Johnson's decision to undermine one of the world's oldest democracies has received very little fanfare when compared to other stories that did not deserve anywhere near as much attention.

"If granted permission to intervene, I intend to seek to assist the court from the perspective of having served in government as a minister and prime minister", he said in a statement.

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The move by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament in October could make it more likely that Britain falls out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal, wreaking havoc for people and businesses.

Former conservative prime minister John Major said Friday that he would support such an endeavour.

The pledge, launched by the left-wing anti-Brexit group Another Europe is Possible, states: "If the government tries to drive No Deal through by stopping parliament from sitting, we can not just rely on the courts and parliamentary process".

It could make a no-deal Brexit more likely. Returning again on Oct 14 would leave just over two weeks until Britain is due to quit the European Union on Oct 31.

By keeping "no deal" on the table Johnson raises the chances that the European Union will renegotiate parts of the existing Withdrawal Agreement, and at the same time MPs are left with no option but to ratify his deal if they truly want to avoid a "no deal".

Former Conservative ministers, including Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, have attacked Johnson's move to suspend Parliament and have said they're prepared to vote to block leaving without an agreement.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner met Thursday with his British counterpart and said "it's fundamental to maintain tight cooperation with the U.K." despite Brexit, especially on fighting terrorism and managing migration.

The British currency has fallen sharply upon these reports.

This is despite the original calls for the use of prorogation to safeguard Brexit suggesting the suspension should take place while Brexit happens, not in the weeks leading up to it, and the short amount of actual parliamentary time being lost to the shutdown.

"The idea that this is some kind of constitutional outrage is nonsense".

British Brexit negotiators will start meeting twice a week in September with their European Union counterparts to ensure the United Kingdom will not crash out of the bloc without a deal in just a few weeks' time, the British government said on Thursday.

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