Next week 'only opportunity' to act on no-deal Brexit

Next week 'only opportunity' to act on no-deal Brexit
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  • calendar-gray 30 August 2019

Next week could be MPs' "only opportunity" to challenge a no-deal Brexit, ex-minister David Gauke has said, APA reports citing BBC.

This follows the prime minister's decision to suspend Parliament in September and October.

A statement from opposition parties accused the PM of shutting down Parliament with "the sole aim" of stopping MPs from preventing a no deal.

Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg said outrage at the plan was "phoney".

The government said the five-week suspension - known as prorogation - in September and October will still allow time to debate Brexit.

But government whip Lord Young has resigned in protest, arguing the move risks "undermining the fundamental role of Parliament".

And a Scottish court hearing is under way which could block the suspension of Parliament.

Faiq Mahmudov

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