July 17, 2019 / 9:38 PM / a month ago

UK ministers could resign in battle over suspending parliament - BBC reporter

The Houses of Parliament can be seen during sunrise on the day of the Summer Solstice, seen from atop the London Eye, in London, Britain June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Some British cabinet ministers could resign on Thursday to vote to block Theresa May’s successor as prime minister from suspending parliament, the political editor of BBC’s Newsnight programme said.

“I have learnt that some cabinet ministers are giving serious consideration to resigning tomorrow to vote in favour of preventing the next prime minister from suspending parliament. No final decisions made yet on resignations,” Nicholas Watt said in a tweet.

Some lawmakers want to prevent the suspension of parliament in case a new PM takes that step to force through a no-deal departure from the European Union on October 31.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Alistair Bell

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