Brexit, Johnson's secret plan: close the Chamber for 5 weeks

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:25:20 +0200

A secret plan to avoid any delay in Brexit. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the government's legal adviser whether it would be possible to close Parliament for five weeks starting September 9 in what appears to be a last-minute move to avoid a further postponement of Brexit. This was revealed on Sunday by The Observer, which came into possession of an email, written in the last 10 days and sent to Downing Street, from which it is clear that the premier asked for advice on the legality of the closure of the House of Commons, a known measure with the extension name. The initiative is legally possible and could only be thwarted by a prompt appeal to the anti-Brexit deputy courts.