Senior BBC journalist Nick Robinson said on Twitter that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth could be asked as early as Wednesday to agree to suspend parliament.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to rule out suspending or extending the parliament to prevent him from blocking his plans to remove Britain from the European Union before October 31.
“Hearing that the Queen could be asked to agree to prorogue parliament as early as today,” Robinson said. “She’s in Balmoral. Would be done by Order in Council. Only one source. Not confirmed. Watch this space.”
Johnson plans to restrict parliament time before Brexit.
Britain’s government will seek to extend the period during which parliament does not normally sit, shutting it for around a month until Oct. 14, as part of a drive to prevent politicians from derailing its Brexit plan.
A meeting about the government’s move to limit parliamentary time was due to take place at Queen Elizabeth’s Scottish summer residence in Balmoral on Wednesday, the Guardian’s political editor, Heather Stewart, said on Twitter.
“Suggestion from more than one source of a Privy Council meeting at Balmoral today, to discuss/agree extending the conference recess until 14 October,” Stewart said.
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16 November, 2019