Queen Elizabeth II approved the request to end what has been the longest session of parliament in nearly 400 years in the second week of September and reopen it on October 14 -- just over two weeks before Brexit.
“A small chink of light for business,” is how the CBI described the parliamentary Rebel Alliance’s bill to block this gangster government’s brutally destructive no-deal Brexit.
Boris Johnson was “blindsided” by Labour’s refusal to support an early election, I am told. If so, he was not the only one. At the start of last week, Jeremy Corbyn, Ian Blackford of the Scottish
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Monday that the European Union had not received from Britain any alternatives to the so-called backstop provision in the Brexit divorce deal.
No one seems to believe the prime minister’s reasons for preventing parliament from sitting for five weeks. He says it is the normal procedure before a Queen’s speech setting out a new government’s programme, which it is not.
We are living in dangerous times. How trite those words seem now, having being used so regularly through this never-ending political crisis. But, that doesn’t mean they lack truth, or power.
"It’s been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs," Jo Johnson said.
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi took on Johnson during the prime minister's weekly question-and-answer session before the House of Commons
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met his Irish counterpart in Dublin on Monday as he battles to salvage his hardline Brexit strategy and force an early election in the face of fierce opposition in Westminster.