Following British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend Parliament, Amanda Sloat explains the extraordinary nature of this usually standard procedure, whether the opposition in Parliament might trigger new elections with a no-confidence vote, and whether this is all a political gambit to strengthen the Conservative Party’s hand in the run-up to the October 31 Brexit deadline.
- Brexit endgame: Boris Johnson suspends Parliament
- Divided kingdom: How Brexit is remaking the UK’s constitutional order
- How Boris Johnson and President Trump risk destabilizing Northern Ireland
- The role of Parliament in today’s Britain
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