Enraging opponents and raising the stakes in the country’s most serious political crisis in decades, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will suspend Britain’s Parliament for more than a month, before Brexit.
By setting a new date for a State Opening of the Parliament, Johnson has launched a bold move, to take the country out of the European Union by October 31st, with or without a ‘divorce deal’.
The Queen’s Speech will be held on October 14th, which will be preceded by a suspension of the House of Commons, which means the Parliament will not sit between mid-September and mid-October.
The move – which had to be approved by Queen Elizabeth – restricts the time opponents have to derail a disorderly Brexit, but also increases the chance of Boris Johnson facing a Vote of No-Confidence.
It also risks dragging the politically neutral monarch into the dispute, as several leaders of the opposition parties have written to the Queen, asking for a meeting to express their concerns.
However, The Queen acts on the advice of her Prime Minister; therefore, her office declined to comment.
Also, when asked by the media about the British suspension of Parliament, a spokesperson for the European Commission said, it was a matter for Britain to answer.