UK PM Boris Johnson denies lying to the Queen over suspension of Parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied lying to Queen Elizabeth about the reasons for suspending Parliament for five weeks. His denial comes after a Scottish court ruling that his decision to do so was unlawful.

Boris Johnson has denied lying to Queen Elizabeth about his reasons to suspend Parliament. File photo courtesy: Facebook/The Royal Family
Boris Johnson has denied lying to Queen Elizabeth about his reasons to suspend Parliament. File photo courtesy: Facebook/The Royal Family

Johnson prorogued or suspended Parliament on Monday until October 14 - a move that was heavily criticised by opposition lawmakers who see this as an attempt to thwart their plans to scrutinise the PM’s Brexit plans and to allow him to push through the exit from the European Union with or without a deal on October 31.

With seven weeks to go for the deadline, the government and parliament are locked in a bitter conflict over the future of Brexit, with possible outcomes ranging from leaving without a deal to another referendum.

The UK Parliament has been suspended by Boris Johnson till October 14. Photo courtesy: Photo courtesy: Twitter/@Adam_SH69
The UK Parliament has been suspended by Boris Johnson till October 14. Photo courtesy: Photo courtesy: Twitter/@Adam_SH69

Johnson said the government is waiting to hear an appeal next week against the Scottish court ruling by the Supreme Court, the United Kingdom's highest judicial body.

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