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Posted By: Iains
28-Aug-19 - 12:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
You carefully overlook the fact the Major prorogued Parliament for six weeks in order to avoid the cash for questions embarrassment.
As the mirror succinctly says:
He’s setting the date for a Queen’s Speech and State Opening of Parliament (which happen together on the same day).

This effectively reboots Parliament, setting off a new ‘session’ and shutting down the old one.

This process called "proroguing" usually happens every year - but it doesn’t have to, and Theresa May chose not to have a Queen’s Speech in 2018-19, so she’d have more time to push Brexit plans through.
That means we've now had the longest gap between Queen's Speeches for more than 400 years.
To trigger a Queen's Speech Parliament has to have a short break, which usually lasts a few days. This time Boris has made it longer.
Quite a normal constitutional process. Democracyt rules and remainiacs are spitting nails. They are talking about a coup and all sorts of other nonsense. One day they will have to accept the majority won the referendum and their choice was to leave the EU either with or without a deal.
Time for another Carry On film......Carry on squealing!