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Day: August 28, 2019

What does Johnson’s plan to prorogue Parliament involve
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What does Johnson’s plan to prorogue Parliament involve

    Boris Johnson has confirmed he plans to hold a Queen’s Speech on October 14. That means MPs face a race against time to thwart the Prime Minister taking the UK out of the EU without a deal. Johnson says he wants an opportunity to set up new bills to ‘level up’ spending on his priorities, including the NHS, education and policing. But his plan will also dramatically cut down the amount of time MPs have to block Johnson pressing forward with a chaotic no-deal Brexit . Here’s everything you need to know about Boris Johnson ’s new plan - and what it means for Brexit. He’s setting the date for a Queen’s speech. This effectively reboots Parliament, setting off a new ‘session’ and shutting down the old one. This usually happens every year - though it doesn’t have to, ...
Second budget flight for Royals
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Second budget flight for Royals

    Prince William and Kate Middleton have taken a second short haul flight on a budget airline in a week. The royal couple and their children flew from Aberdeen to Norwich at 2.40pm yesterday as they returned from visiting the Queen at Balmoral, they touched down in Norfolk just 50 minutes later, at 3.30pm. The trip is believed to have cost £365 for the whole family and comes amid a row over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's four gas-guzzling trips on private jets in just 11 days. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew from London to Ibiza and back before making a return trip to Nice earlier this month, fuelling claims they were contributing to climate change. In new pictures, Kate sports a green dress as she holds onto baby Louis, 16 months, while William holds the hand...