Petition in opposition to suspending parliament forward of Brexit passes 1.three million signatures

Proroguing parliament will forestall MPs from blocking a no-deal Brexit.

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By Rachel Thompson

The most recent plot-twist within the interminable epic poem that’s Brexit has (considerably unsurprisingly) prompted mass outrage. 

ICYMI, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson requested the Queen on Wednesday to droop parliament (one thing that is formally termed proroguing) and his request was granted — prompting opprobrium from most of the people. 

An on-line petition titled “Don’t prorogue Parliament” emerged on Wednesday afternoon and has since gained greater than 1.three million signatures. 

“Parliament should not be prorogued or dissolved until and till the Article 50 interval has been sufficiently prolonged or the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU has been cancelled,” learn the outline of the petition, began by Mark Johnston. 

Proroguing parliament will forestall MPs from blocking a no-deal Brexit. 

The UK is ready to go away the EU on Oct. 31, however within the occasion of a no-deal Brexit, it might instantly exit the bloc with out an settlement. Based on the BBC, meaning: “In a single day, the UK would go away the only market and customs union — preparations designed to assist commerce between EU members by eliminating checks and tariffs (taxes on imports).” 

Petitions that get greater than 100,000 signatures might be thought of by parliament for a debate. 

On the time of publication had garnered 1,384,838 signatures. Watch this house.


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