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Johnson denies lying to Queen over Parlt suspension

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied lying to Queen Elizabeth II over the prorogation of the country's Parliament, Sky News reported on Thursday.

According to the media outlet, Johnson said that he had "absolutely not" lied to the monarch over the issue of the suspension of Parliament. He justified the act by stating that a Queen's Speech was required as well as "all sorts of things at a national level" and that lawmakers will still have time to discuss the Brexit deal following the European Union summit on October 17. He added that he was "hopeful" that a deal could be secured and that he could see "the rough area of a landing space" as to how it could be done.

Johnson's remarks come after a Scottish court ruled on Wednesday that Johnson's decision to prorogue Parliament prior to Brexit was unlawful. The government said that it would appeal the ruling to the country's Supreme Court, which will hold a hearing on the matter on Tuesday.

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