SUSPENSION OF PARLIAMENT UK PM Johnson denies lying to Queen Elizabeth


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied lying to Queen Elizabeth over the reasons for suspending parliament for five weeks after a court ruled his decision to do so was unlawful.

Johnson said on Thursday (September 12) those claims were “absolutely not” true while questioned by reporters at a maritime careers event on the River Thames.

Parliament was prorogued – suspended – on Monday until Oct. 14, a move opponents argued was designed to thwart their attempts to scrutinize his plans for leaving the European Union and to allow him to push through a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31.

Scotland’s highest court of appeal ruled on Wednesday that the suspension was not lawful and was to stymie lawmakers, prompting Johnson’s opponents to accuse him of lying to the queen as to the reasons for the suspension.