THE BEGINNING OF THE END?

Prorogation, a few facts

BACKGROUND

Yesterday, August 28th, HM The Queen accepted a request from the government to suspend parliamentary sessions between September 9th and October 14th – to prorogue Parliament. To prorogue Parliament simply resets the session. Any legislation yet to become law is wiped clean – except for those that MPs vote to carry over. The Queen’s Speech then marks a new session of Parliament.

“This morning I spoke to Her Majesty The Queen to request an end to the current parliamentary session in the second sitting week in September, before commencing the second session of this Parliament with a Queen’s speech on Monday 14 October,”

the PM wrote. (See the full text of his letter below.)

HOW DIFFERENT IS THIS?

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