UK PARLIAMENT SUSPENSION RECEIVES BACKLASH

Written by on August 29, 2019

The prime minister’s decision to suspend Parliament has prompted an angry backlash from MPs and opponents of a no-deal Brexit.

It sparked protests across the country, a legal challenge and a petition with more than a million signatures.

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

MPs voted by 498 votes to 114 to leave the EU by triggering Article 50 in February 2017. That began the countdown the UK’s departure, which is now just over two months away.


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