Queen Elizabeth approves law seeking to block Oct. 31 no-deal Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared when he was voted to lead the Conservative Party that Britain would leave the EU on October 31 "no matter what."

By REUTERS
September 9, 2019 18:13
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday gave final approval to a piece of legislation which seeks to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson from taking the country out of the European Union without an exit deal on Oct. 31.

The step, known as Royal Assent, is effectively a rubber-stamp from the monarch for the law which passed through parliament last week despite opposition from the government. The Royal Assent was announced in parliament's upper chamber, the House of Lords.


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