The legal guidance given in the email is that shutting parliament may well be possible, unless the courts agree to demands by anti-Brexit campaigners to block such a move
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked his attorney general whether parliament can be shut down for five weeks from September 9 in what appears to be an attempt to stop lawmakers forcing a further extension to Brexit, The Observer reported.
According to leaked email obtained by the Observer newspaper, UK PM Boris Johnson has asked his attorney general if parliament can be closed down for 5 weeks from September 9th to stop MPs forcing another extension to the #Brexit deadline. https://t.co/RDfA1206A7— Rozita Riazati (@RozitaRiazati) August 24, 2019
An email from senior government advisers to an adviser in Johnson’s office written in the last ten days says the prime minister recently requested guidance on the legality of such a move, known as proroguing, the newspaper said.
#BoJoTheBozo hell-bent on wrecking the UK. This must spell the end of his being PM @10DowningStreet @BorisJohnson— Paul Morgan (@drpaulmorgan) August 25, 2019
This is unconscionable. This is anti-democratic. Recall Parliament now and kick him out with a no-confidence motion.https://t.co/GlJDNBuoC3
The legal guidance given in the email is that shutting parliament may well be possible, unless the courts agree to demands by anti-Brexit campaigners to block such a move, the Observer reported.
“The claim that the government is considering proroguing parliament in September in order to stop MPs debating Brexit is entirely false,” a government spokesman said.