The Queen agrees to the suspension of UK Parliament 5 months ago

The Queen agrees to the suspension of UK Parliament

It has been confirmed.

On Wednesday morning, it was revealed that Boris Johnson was set to ask the Queen to suspend parliament just days after MPs return to work next month, and only weeks before the Brexit deadline.

Since then, there has been quite the response to the news, with the development set to cause ructions in the House of Commons as a result.

There has even been a petition made to protest the decision, which now has hundreds of thousands of signatures.

News emerged on Wednesday afternoon that the Queen had consented to the suspension of parliament.

A statement issued by the Queen stated:

"It is this day ordered by Her Majesty in Council the Parliament be prorogued on a day no earlier than Monday 9 September and no later than 12 September 2019 to Monday the 14 October 2019, to be then holden for the despatch of drivers urgent and important affairs, and that the Right Honourable Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain do cause a Commission to be prepared and issued in the usual manner for proroguing the parliament accordingly."

You can read JOE's full explainer regarding what exactly is going on in the UK right now here.