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How the prime minister can suspend Parliament

On 28 August, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson officially notified Parliament and the public of his decision to prorogue (i.e., suspend or end) the session by mid-September. Proroguing is the term for ending a legislative session of parliament. All sessions are technically prorogued and most in recent memory have happened without much ado.What makes Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament extraordinary today is that it was an attempt to curtail Parliament’s influence on how Britain will lea...
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