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US NewsLondon court rejects challenge to PM Johnson's suspension of parliament

12:26  06 september  2019
12:26  06 september  2019 Source:   reuters.com

PM’s Commons suspension plan will drag Queen into political row, critics claim

PM’s Commons suspension plan will drag Queen into political row, critics claim Boris Johnson is reportedly seeking to suspend Parliament ahead of a Queen’s Speech on October 14. The House of Commons is currently expected to resume sitting after its summer break on September 3 and Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn and other opposition leaders have agreed to seek legislative changes to prevent a no-deal Brexit. The Commons was expected to break again for the party conferences then return in early October after the Conservative gathering had finished, but reports suggest that Mr Johnson will seek to extend that break until the Queen opens a new session of Parliament.

The PM faces a showdown in Parliament later as MPs aim to take control of the agenda to stop a no-deal Brexit. The legislation to be put forward on Tuesday seeks to tie Boris Johnson ' s hands, and instructs him to ask And, in another legal challenge against his suspension plan, the High Court

London (AFP) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson ' s suspension of parliament just weeks before Britain's EU departure date faced legal challenges on Thursday following a furious outcry from pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit. Johnson announced the surprise decision Wednesday to

London court rejects challenge to PM Johnson's suspension of parliament © Reuters/UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during PMQs session in the House of Commons in London

LONDON (Reuters) - London's High Court on Friday rejected a legal challenge against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament before Brexit, but said it could be taken to the Supreme Court for an appeal, the BBC said.

Johnson announced at the end of August that he would suspend parliament from mid-September to mid-October, just before Britain is due to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, so the government could announce a new legislative programme.

That prompted campaigner Gina Miller, who defeated the government over another Brexit issue two years ago, to challenge the order.

(Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Alistair Smout)

Students at Boris Johnson's Oxford college launch petition to ban him from grounds.
Students at Oxford’s Balliol College have launched a petition to disavow former student Boris Johnson. The petition to ban the Prime Minister from the premises argues prorogation of parliament is ‘effectively a political coup’ that has “seriously undermined democracy”. The petition then calls on the college to publicly disavow Johnson, with measures including a ban on Johnson entering college grounds. Students are also calling for a ban on displaying ‘depictions of or tributes to Boris’ and a suspension of his ‘alumni status and any benefits. The full petition reads: “Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a former student of Balliol College, Oxford.

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