close Video Nigel Farage reacts to Boris Johnson suspending Parliament ahead of Brexit date British Prime Minister Boris Johnson prorogued Parliament. This is the term of art the British use when Parliament is suspended for a period. The prorogue was a defensive move by Johnson to keep efforts at bay to derail his plan to yank the United Kingdom out of the European Union without a formal agreement. A “hard Brexit,” if you will. Video So, Johnson essentially halted the session so Members of Parliament couldn’t offer legislative alternatives to his Brexit maneuver – or even call a vote of no-confidence against him. This upended the current parliamentary session which has run since June of 2017. It’s the longest such parliamentary convocation in 400 years. But, Parliament wasn’t dissolved. It’s been on a kind of extended recess for a while. The U.S. House and Senate have been gone for a while, too. No proroguing on Capitol Hill though – unless it’s willful. Congress is instead on the customary “August recess,” – even though it’s now September. The respite started in late July for the House. Early August for the Senate. Congress often reconvenes right after Labor Day. But not this… Read full this story
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