Non-British readers should acquaint themselves with this word.
Prorogation in England is the term used for the end of a parliamentary session. It is a formal state occasion as the Queen formally prorogues Parliament on the advice of the Privy Council.
This is coming up soon, October 14, and the Queen’s speech follows on the heels of that occasion. It looks like sort of a British State-of-the-Union speech as that speech would be about affairs of state and not about trivia.
It looks like there is a row over Boris Johnson ending the session early –
BBC – Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend Parliament
“Boris Johnson said a Queen’s Speech would take place after the suspension, on 14 October, to outline his “very exciting agenda”.
But it means the time MPs have to pass laws to stop a no-deal Brexit on 31 October would be cut.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said it was a “constitutional outrage”.
The speaker, who does not traditionally comment on political announcements, continued: “However it is dressed up, it is blindingly obvious that the purpose of [suspending Parliament] now would be to stop [MPs] debating Brexit and performing its duty in shaping a course for the country.”
It would be “an offence against the democratic process and the rights of Parliamentarians as the people’s elected representatives”, he added.” . . . (more)
“Queen Victoria prorogued Parliament in person regularly between 1837 and 1854, after which she ceased to attend, allegedly because she disliked the ceremony.
This was the last occasion on which the Sovereign prorogued Parliament or gave the Royal Assent in person, and was also the last time the Speaker made a speech at prorogation.
From 1855, a prorogation speech, prepared by the Government, was read by the Lord Chancellor, and in 1867, Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli introduced the custom of having the Lord Chancellor read the prorogation speech in the first person, as if the Queen were speaking the words herself.
This practice continues at Royal Commissions for prorogation today, although the speech is now read by the Leader of the House.”
The ceremony will be covered live on tv and the internet –
As explosive Epstein news keeps coming the royals may be even more out of favor with the public than they are now.
Outrage Over Suspending Parliament is ‘Phony’ – House of Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg
BBC – Brexit: No-deal opponents defeat government
Boris Johnson faces calls to resign after the Supreme Court ruled he broke the law to shut down Parliament.
In a historic judgement that will go down in British legal history, 11 justices said it was unlawful and “extreme” to shut down the Commons for five weeks just before Brexit.
Brexit LIVE: Boris Johnson urged to quit as judges say prorogation was unlawful
Boris Johnson’s advice to the Queen was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating Parliament as the Brexit deadline loomed
Lord Speaker announces arrangements for Lords to resume
SEE TV VIEW of Paliament LIVE – it will be on the main website –
3 pm in London is 10 am in NY
Boris Johnson’s Queen’s Speech has ‘fallen away’ and won’t happen on October 14
Queen’s Speech used to reiterate Britain’s commitment to Brexit deadline on October 31