Everyone is talking about Boris’s decision to ask the Queen to suspend Parliament just days after MPs return to work in September – and only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline.
CNBC’s Elliot Smith has written an article summarising the events of this morning, ‘Sterling falls as Boris Johnson moves to suspend parliament, making a no-deal Brexit more likely’, which features the thoughts of Whitehouse Consultancy Chairman, Chris Whitehouse:
Chris Whitehouse, chairman and managing director of political communications firm Whitehouse Consulting, told CNBC via phone Wednesday that opposing politicians were “posturing,” adding that scheduling a queen’s speech was routine for a new government.
“Boris Johnson had no control whatsoever over the timing of Theresa May’s resignation and the election of himself as the Conservative party leader, and the decision of Her Majesty to ask him to form a government,” he said.
“It is, however, incumbent upon him to set out Her Majesty’s government’s plans for his term as Prime Minister, and to do so as promptly as reasonably possible after taking that position, and that is precisely what he is doing — no more, no less.”
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