- Title: Legal campaigner Miller asks courts to block UK parliament suspension
- Date: 29th August 2019
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (AUGUST 29, 2019) (REUTERS) MILLER LEAVING BUILDING
- Embargoed: 12th September 2019 18:47
- Keywords: Brexit protest suspension of UK parliament Leeds protest against prorogation of parliament Gina Miller Legal campaigner Miller Heath Minister Matt Hancock
- Location: LONDON AND LEEDS, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON AND LEEDS, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA002AU9VWP3
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- Story Text:Legal campaigner Gina Miller said on Thursday (August 29) she will ask the courts to block Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Britain's parliament for more than a month before Brexit.
Miller, who in 2017 successfully challenged the government over its authority to leave the EU without a vote in parliament, said she is seek an urgent judicial review before Sept. 9, the earliest date that a suspension of parliament could come into effect.
Johnson launched his boldest move yet to take the country out of the European Union by October 31 with or without a divorce deal, by setting a new date for a state opening of parliament.
Known as the Queen's Speech, the formal event will be held on October 14 and be preceded by a suspension of the House of Commons, meaning parliament will not sit between mid-September and mid-October.
The move prompted an immediate outcry with protesters taking to the streets across the country since Wednesday evening.
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