In a controversial move on Wednesday, 28 August 2019, Boris Johnson asked the Queen to suspend Parliament. This restricts the time which opposition MPs had hoped to use to legislate against a no-deal Brexit and sparked a number of reactions in the UK. This blog examines the process of proroguing Parliament and outlines the options for MPs ahead of 31 October Brexit deadline.
On 20 June 2019, Heads of State or Government in the European Council adopted the EU’s Strategic Agenda for 2019-2024. This high-level document is designed to provide a blueprint of the EU’s political direction for the next five years. This search for a common narrative has perhaps been deeper and more reflective this time around, as the EU prepares for life as a Union of 27.