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Johnson further divides Britain by limiting Parliament ahead of Brexit

Aug 29, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

It began Wednesday morning with a letter to MPs that was jovial in tone but barbed in meaning, and was followed in the afternoon by an emissary's trip to see the Queen. By evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stood accused by his opponents of having carried out a "very British coup."

Mr. Johnson's gambit - which saw him obtain the monarch's approval to prorogue the House of Commons and House of Lords for five weeks this fall - further widened the country's already yawning political divide...