8/28/2019, 3:58 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Queen Elizabeth II officially suspends British Parliament

The British Parliament has been officially prorogued after Queen Elizabeth II approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson's request to suspend the legislative body until October 14. The prorogation order said: "Order proroguing Parliament no earlier than Monday 9th September and no later than Thursday 12th September 2019 to Monday 14th October 2019, and directing the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain to prepare a Commission accordingly."

The Queen took part in a meeting with the Privy Council, which includes Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg and Chief Whip Mark Spencer.

No-deal Brexit opponents have criticized the Prime Minister heavily over the move, and Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn even requested an emergency meeting with the monarch, but reports at the time said he was denied the audience on the grounds that the decision had already been made. Johnson stated that he is proroguing Parliament ahead of the Queen's Speech to announce the new government's policy and added there would be enough time in the two weeks before the Brexit deadline to debate the UK's exit from the European Union.

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