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Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

Aug 29, 2019 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maneuvered Wednesday to give his political opponents even less time to block a chaotic no-deal Brexit before the Oct. 31 withdrawal deadline, winning Queen Elizabeth II's approval to suspend Parliament. His critics were outraged.

Though Johnson previously had refused to rule out such a move, the timing of the decision took lawmakers - many of whom are on vacation - by surprise.

Johnson insisted he was taking the step so he could outline...