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The most hysterical reactions to Boris Johnson’s Queen’s speech

Boris Johnson announced this morning that he will attempt to schedule a Queen’s speech on 14 October, and will suspend parliament for several weeks in September to do so – cutting down the amount of time MPs have in parliament to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

It’s entirely normal for a new government to schedule a Queen’s speech on taking power, and will usually suspend parliament beforehand (though not normally for this length of time).

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