Government could request the Queen to approve another prorogation this weekend
- Credit: PA Wire/PA Images
The government could ask the Queen to prorogue parliament as early as this weekend, reports claim.
The Times reports that the Commons Leader would approach the monarch as soon as this weekend to ask for another prorogation.
But a government source said: "Parliament will be prorogued for as many days as is needed to ready the Palace (of Westminster) for the Queen's speech.
"The decision on proroguing has not yet been made."
Boris Johnson needs a new suspension if he is to outline his legislative programme for the next session in a Queen's speech on the original date of October 14.
You may also want to watch:
The Supreme Court ruled the prime minister's five-week prorogation as the Halloween Brexit deadline loomed was unlawful because it frustrated or prevented parliament from its duties, in part because of its duration.
A shorter one to prepare for a Queen's speech on the original date, however, could be feasible.
- 1 Pro-Brexit fishing campaigner says Boris Johnson's deal has left her with 'no fish'
- 2 Nigel Farage reminded of claim that 'acid test of Brexit' surrounds fishing after clip resurfaces
- 3 European parliament agrees to add British overseas territories to post-Brexit tax haven blacklist
- 4 Ed Miliband mocks Kwasi Kwarteng's 'road to Damascus conversion'
- 5 Telegraph columnist blames Angela Merkel for Brexit
- 6 Piers Morgan causes hilarity with 'Priti Patel with a brain' jibe
- 7 Backlash over Tory MP receiving Covid-19 vaccine despite not being classed as vulnerable
- 8 Brussels to launch campaign teaching younger Britons about the EU
- 9 SNP MP asks Priti Patel why she has not stood down following UK border comments
- 10 Boris Johnson to visit Scotland this week in attempt to shore up the union
The prime minister's official spokesman said the government is "looking at the precise implications" of the Supreme Court judgment when asked about a new Queen's speech.
With the PM having lost any semblance of a Commons majority, it is unlikely MPs would back his legislative agenda.
But it would allow him to set out his stall for an anticipated general election.
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.