Britain's ex-Prime Minister John Major appears on the Marr Show on BBC television in London, Britain. File photo/ Reuters
Former British Prime Minister John Major would be willing to go to court to block a new leader from delivering a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, saying he would act to prevent the queen from being dragged into a constitutional crisis.
Boris Johnson, the favourite to become the next prime minister, has refused to rule out suspending parliament to ensure Britain leaves the European Union on Oct.31, with or without a deal.
Major told BBC Radio on Wednesday that Queen Elizabeth would have to approve any request to prorogue parliament.
“In order to close down parliament the prime minister would have to go to her Majesty the Queen and ask for her permission to prorogue,” he said. “If her first minister asks for that permission it is almost inconceivable that the queen will do anything other than grant it.
“She is then in the midst of a constitutional controversy that no serious politician should put the queen in the middle of.
“If that were to happen there would be a queue of people who would seek judicial review. I for one would be prepared to go and seek judicial review.”
Seven people have suffocated to death while cleaning a hotel septic tank in western India without safety gear, police said on Saturday. The hotel owner has been charged with causing death due to negligence following
Sultan Al Burkani, Speaker of the Yemeni Parliament, praised the efforts of the member countries of the Arab Coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, to support Yemen.
Conservative MPs will decide on Thursday who will join Boris Johnson in the final two battling become Britain’s next prime minister, with three contenders jostling for the second spot.
The driver immediately took the child to the nearest health centre in an attempt to save him, but he succumbed to serious injury. Lieutenant Colonel Mohsen Al Mansouri, Deputy Director of Al Ain Traffic Department attributed the cause of the accident to negligence as the driver did not pay attention.
Col. Bin Suwaidan said that the statistics highlighted a decline in traffic accidents that resulted in injuries and deaths from Feb.1 to Aug.1 compared to last year.
India's health ministry has proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes, documents seen by media showed, potentially jeopardizing the expansion plans of big firms like Juul Labs and Philip Morris International.