The British Parliament officially suspended its work until October 14, British media reported on Tuesday.
At this time, deputies stop discussing any legislative acts. The current parliamentary session lasts from June 2017, it became the longest in the history of the British Parliament in almost 400 years.
This break will be the longest in recent years. So, since the 1980s, a break between parliament sessions usually lasted no more than a week.
The procedure for suspending the work of parliament was held according to tradition. The Hero-Master of the Palace of Westminster, known as the “black rod”, called on the members of the House of Commons to the House of Lords.
On October 14, the Queen, who will announce the new priorities of the government, will have to speak before the British deputies who have returned from forced vacations.
Thus, parliamentarians will have significantly less time to discuss a deal with Brussels before Britain leaves the EU, scheduled for October 31. At the same time, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denies that this step is connected with the desire to withdraw Great Britain from the EU without a deal.
On Monday, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain signed a law that delays the country’s exit from the EU if an agreement with Brussels is not signed by October 31, 2019.
According to the law, Johnson must ask the EU to postpone Brexit’s deadline to January 31, 2020. The purpose of this measure is to avoid a “hard” exit from the EU – without a bilateral agreement with Brussels.