British PM Johnson Denies Lying to the Queen About Suspension of Parliament

British PM Johnson Denies Lying to the Queen About Suspension of Parliament
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Thursday, September 12, denied lying to Queen Elizabeth II when advising her to prorogue — or suspend — parliament for a five-week period.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson flatly denied Thursday that he lied to Britain’s monarch when asking Queen Elizabeth to suspend parliament for five weeks in the run-up to a Brexit deadline — a controversial suspension that’s being challenged in the country’s courts and drawing reluctant judges deep into political waters.
Asked if he had lied to the Queen when advising her to prorogue [suspend] Parliament, and whether he had misled her about his reasons for wanting a suspension, he replied: “Absolutely not.” He said it was “nonsense” to suggest the prorogation was anything out of the ordinary or a bid to undermine democracy.
His comments came hours after after a three-judge Scottish court ruled that his government’s advice to the Queen, which led to the five-week prorogation that started Monday, was “unlawful” because it basically disguised the government’s true reason for wanting a parliamentary shutdown.

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