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UK govt formally suspends Parliament for 5 weeks

The British government on Tuesday formally suspended Parliament, sending lawmakers home for five weeks. The legislature was officially suspended, with a formal ceremony in the House of Lords. There were raucous scenes in the House of Commons as opposition lawmakers chanted “Shame on you”.

Lawmakers will now return on October 14, little more than two weeks before Britain is due to leave the European Union on October 31. The opposition accuses Prime Minister Boris Johnson of trying to stop lawmakers studying his Brexit plan.

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