What the suspension of parliament means for Brexit

What the suspension of parliament means for Brexit

The Brexit crisis is now entering uncharted waters – even for our flexible, unwritten constitution.

It just took the Queen to give her consent and it was done.

Parliament will be prorogued – or suspended for just over a month – from the second week in September until just a few days before Brexit.


It’s not unusual for Parliament to be suspended for a few days before a Queen’s Speech, when a Government sets out its plans for new laws. What’s different this time is the length, and of course the motivation – in the heart of a political crisis.

Jacob Rees Mogg – questioned by journalists after his meeting with the Queen – described it as “a completely normal procedure”. But is it?
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