Johnson denies lying to Queen over Parliament suspension

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson says he did not lie to the Queen Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the advice he gave her over the five-week suspension of Parliament. The prime minister was speaking after Scotland’s highest civil court ruled on Wednesday the shutdown was unlawful….

Brexit: Labour urges Parliament recall after no-deal Brexit papers released

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sir Keir Starmer has urged the recalling of Parliament Labour has said it is “more important than ever” that Parliament is recalled after the government published its no-deal Brexit assessment. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said the Yellowhammer document confirms there are “severe risks” if the UK leaves the…

MPs demand Parliament be recalled after Scottish prorogation court ruling

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer called the ruling “incredibly powerful” Opposition MPs are demanding Parliament be recalled after a court ruling deemed its closure unlawful. Parliament was suspended, or prorogued, in the early hours of Tuesday – something Boris Johnson said was normal practice for a new…

Brexit: Boris Johnson faces showdown in Parliament

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPhilip Hammond told Today he “is going to defend” the party from “incomers” and “entryists” The PM faces a showdown in Parliament later as MPs aim to take control of the agenda to stop a no-deal Brexit. Ex-chancellor and Tory rebel Philip Hammond said he thought there…

Parliament suspension: Protests taking place across UK

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protests were held following the Government’s prorogation announcement on Wednesday Demonstrations are taking place across the UK against Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament in the run-up to Brexit. Organisers are hoping tens of thousands of people will take to the streets after a series of demonstrations on Friday evening….

Brexit: Outrage over suspension of Parliament ‘phoney’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“The outrage is phoney”: Jacob Rees-Mogg defends the decision to suspend Parliament Outrage over the government’s decision to suspend Parliament is “phoney”, Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has said. He also denied it was part of a bid to “railroad” through a no-deal Brexit….

Parliament suspension sparks furious backlash

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: “We’re not going to wait until October 31st” The prime minister’s decision to suspend Parliament has prompted an angry backlash from MPs and campaigners. Hundreds of people protested in London on Wednesday and a petition against the move gained a million signatures. Earlier the Queen…

Parliament suspension ‘callous political ploy’

Image copyright Reuters A move to suspend Parliament has been criticised by Sinn Féin, the SDLP, the Ulster Unionists and the Alliance Party. DUP leader Arlene Foster welcomed the move, however. On Wednesday, news broke that the government will ask the Queen to suspend Parliament in September. This will make way for Boris Johnson’s new…

Pound falls as Queen asked to suspend Parliament

Image copyright Getty Images The value of the pound has fallen following news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to suspend Parliament on 9 September. The move is expected to prevent opposition leaders from passing a law to stop a no-deal Brexit. The pound is down more than 0.70% against the euro and US…

Government asks Queen to suspend Parliament

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: “We’re not going to wait until October 31st” The government has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament just days after MPs return to work in September – and only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline. Boris Johnson said a Queen’s Speech would take place…