UK Edges Toward No-Deal Brexit As PM Suspends Parliament

Law360, London (August 28, 2019, 5:45 PM BST) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received permission from the queen Wednesday to suspend Parliament’s session for up to five weeks in mid-September, giving lawmakers opposed to leaving the European Union without a deal a narrow window to block a cliff-edge Brexit on Oct. 31.

Anti-Brexit protesters wave flags and hold signs near Parliament in London on Wednesday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson persuaded Queen Elizabeth II to use a parliamentary procedure called prorogation to suspend Parliament in September, giving opposition leaders even less time to thwart a no-deal Brexit. (AP) Johnson asked Queen Elizabeth II to end the current parliamentary session between...

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