September 24, 2019 / 1:22 PM / 21 days ago

Government may force short parliament recess for Conservative conference - Times

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Houses of Parliament is pictured in London, Britain, September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s government is expected to table a motion on Wednesday paving the way for a short recess of parliament after it has been recalled to allow the Conservative Party conference to go ahead next week, The Times deputy political editor reported.

“Cabinet ministers are working on the assumption that it will pass and Tory conference will still go ahead,” Steven Swinford said on Twitter.

On Tuesday, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament was unlawful, and the House of Commons speaker said parliament would sit on Wednesday.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Stephen Addison

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