Month: August 2019


Will suspending parliament strengthen Boris Johnson’s Brexit hand?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked Queen Elizabeth II on August 28 to suspend Parliament, effective September 10, which will end the current parliamentary session and start a new session on October 14. The move, confirmed by the Queen, will bring to an end the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) longest parliamentary session in nearly four hundred years but could leave parliamentarians little time to debate Brexit plans before the October 31 deadline.