Queen Elizabeth II permitted the high minister's request to suspend parliament from mid-September and re-open it on October 14 — just over two weeks in advance of britain's scheduled go out from the ecu.

Johnson said the circulate become vital to "get on with our domestic time table" and introduce his new legislative software. Parliament will reconvene on October 14 while the queen will define the authorities's agenda for the approaching consultation.

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Parliament turned into because of come returned from its summer season recess subsequent week.

"Parliament need to now not be prorogued or dissolved unless and until the object 50 duration has been sufficiently prolonged or the United Kingdom's intention to withdraw from the european has been canceled," the petition reads.

PM: 'adequate' time to discuss Brexit

Johnson denied that the pass become designed to sideline lawmakers in the Brexit manner, but instead that it's far approximately transferring forward his domestic schedule.

"There could be ample time on both sides of that crucial October 17 [European Union leaders'] summit, sufficient time in parliament for MPs to discuss the european, to debate Brexit and all the different issues, ample time," the prime minister stated.

the eu refrained to comment on the request to suspend Parliament, but entreated the British authorities to publish its proposed changes to the Brexit divorce deal.

"Our running assumption is that Brexit have to arise on October 31 and that have to appear with a deal," fee spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said. "For that to occur, of route the earlier we see plausible proposals, the higher."

If a brand new deal can not be reached, the British prime minister has stated the UK will leave the ecu even without a deal.

'Constitutional outrage'

numerous MPs and British political figures slammed the move as a thinly-veiled try for the authorities to thwart opposition to its Brexit plans.

"This pass represents a constitutional outrage. But it is dressed up, it's miles blindingly apparent that the reason of prorogation now might be to forestall Parliament debating Brexit and performing its responsibility in shaping a course for the united states," John Bercow, the speaker of the residence of Commons, told the BBC.

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the competition Labour party, issued a declaration slamming the authorities's selection, saying: "i am appalled at the recklessness of Johnson's authorities, which talks approximately sovereignty and yet is seeking to suspend parliament to avoid scrutiny of its plans for a reckless no-deal Brexit."

Former Finance Minister Philip Hammond dubbed the authorities's plan "profoundly undemocratic."

Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stated that except Johnson can be stopped, "these days will move down in records as a darkish one certainly for united kingdom democracy."

What occurs subsequent?

Corbyn said Labour might introduce legislation next week to try to block the suspension. He brought that a no-self assurance vote could be referred to as "sooner or later."

Dominic Grieve, a pro-european lawmaker in Johnson's Conservatives, instructed the BBC that if it's miles not possible to dam parliament being suspended, "then I suppose it's going to be very difficult for people like myself to maintain confidence inside the authorities."

the UK can also be headed for a new widespread election, which might possibly take area after October 31, while the UK is slated to leave the european.

rs/ng (AFP, Reuters, dpa, AP)