The Queen has approved Boris Johnsons’s request to suspend parliament from September 9 until October 14, which will stop MPs from blocking a no-deal Brexit.
This is the date on which a new Queen’s Speech – detailing the legislation agenda of Mr Johnson’s administration – will be held.
The action will see parliament lose a number of sitting days prior to the UK’s scheduled departure from the EU on October 31.
Ased if he was denying opposition MPs the time to stop a no deal Brexit, the Prime Minister said ” No that is completely untrue. we are bringing forward a new legislative programme on crime, hospitals, making sure we have the education funding we need.”