Poll: Should Boris Johnson be allowed to suspend Parliament?

Boris Johnson has rejected claims his decision to hold a Queen's Speech on October 14 is designed to block MPs from considering ways to thwart his Brexit plans after he was accused of mounting a "coup" against Parliament.

Do you think the Prime Minister should be allowed to suspend Parliament? Pictures: AP

The Prime Minister said it was "completely untrue" that Brexit was the motivation for the move, insisting it was time for a new session of Parliament to set out his "exciting agenda".

But a furious Commons Speaker John Bercow joined a chorus of outrage over the plan, saying he had not been consulted about the move, which he labelled a "constitutional outrage".

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Boris Johnson to ask Queen to suspend Parliament

Under the PM's plan Parliament will be temporarily shut down from around September 11 until the state opening on October 14.

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Do you think the Prime Minister should be allowed to suspend Parliament? Pictures: AP