September 30, 2019 / 1:26 PM / 14 days ago

Rees-Mogg: Government does not need to apologise to Queen Elizabeth

Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg gestures as he speaks during the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, Britain, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The British government does not need to apologise to Queen Elizabeth over the decision to ask her to suspend parliament, leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Monday.

“I don’t think the government did anything wrong, I don’t think the advice was wrong. I don’t think anybody would have thought it was wrong until the Supreme Court ruled as it did,” he told the Daily Telegraph’s Brexit podcast.

“It is perfectly proper and reasonable to do things that then a court takes a different view on. That’s how many decisions are come to. So I don’t think there is any requirement for an apology.”

Reporting by William James, Editing by Kylie MacLellan

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