PRIME Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament has sparked anger from MPs and anti-Brexit campaigners.

More than 1.3 million people have signed a petition to stop Mr Johnson from suspending Parliament, which was approved by the Queen on Wednesday.

The anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller has also made a judicial review application regarding the decision.

She previously won a legal battle against ministers, meaning that then-Prime Minister Theresa May had to have Parliament’s consent to trigger Article 50, the mechanism of leaving the European Union.

Parliament will be suspended at some point between 9 and 12 September, the week after MPs return after their summer recess.

It will then not sit until the Official State Opening of Parliament on 14 October, where the government will set out its plans for the new parliamentary session.

Parliament considers all petitions for debate that get more than 100,000 signatures, whilst the government will respond to all petitions with more than 10,000 signatures.

Earlier this year, another petition calling for Article 50 to be revoked and for the UK to remain in the EU received over six million signatures.

Meanwhile, a petition launched at the end of 2018 to leave the EU with no deal received over 600,000 signatures.

Despite the divisions over the issues, two of the regions MPs have come out in support of the Prime Minister.

Kit Malthouse, Member of Parliament for North West Hampshire and currently a Home Office Minister, labelled the news unsurprising.

"It shouldn't come as a surprise that a new government wants to get on with the important domestic issues like fighting crime and reforming the health service," he told the Gazette.

"There will still be plenty of time to debate Brexit, which has of course been debated endlessly already, notwithstanding the fact that the government has committed to leave the EU by the end of October come what may."

Meanwhile, Ranil Jayawardena, Member of Parliament for North East Hampshire and Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, "fully supports" the PM's decision, saying: "The Prime Minister is absolutely right to prorogue Parliament for a Queen's Speech in October.

"This Parliament has already broke records back in May for the longest single session since the days of Oliver Cromwell, having now sat for more than two years and two months.

"This is a new government with a new programme to tackle crime, improve education, boost the NHS, turbocharge the economy and roll out 5G and superfast broadband in rural constituencies like North East Hampshire.

"This programme for government will be set out by Her Majesty the Queen before MPs and Peers, in the usual way, at the State Opening of Parliament."

The legal default is that the UK is currently due to leave the EU on October 31.

After Parliament reconvenes on September 3, there is a little over a week for any legislation to block a no-deal Brexit, including a potential vote of no confidence in the government, to go through.

Should a vote of no confidence pass, and no potential government is able to command the support of the House within 14 days, an immediate general election will be held.

A Queen's Speech is the chance for the government to outline its business for the new parliamentary session.

The currently parliamentary session is already the longest in 400 years after Theresa May's administration controversially opened a two-year session following the snap general election in 2017.

47 per cent of Brits believe that proroguing Parliament in the run up to Brexit is not acceptable, according to YouGov polling released on Thursday afternoon.

Meanwhile, only 27 per cent believed that it was acceptable.

However, 61 per cent of leave voters do think this is acceptable, whilst 73 per cent of remain voters think it isn't.

A source for Number 10 told the BBC: "It's time a new government and new PM set out a plan for the country after we leave the EU."

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