Rees-Mogg: We're not trying to avoid scrutiny
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Jacob Rees-Mogg on meeting Queen to suspend Parliament

The government’s suspension of Parliament is a “completely proper constitutional procedure” the Leader of the House says.

Arriving at Aberdeen Airport after meeting the Queen to ask for her approval for the move, Jacob Rees-Mogg said he was “certainly not” trying to avoid Parliamentary scrutiny.

He described the shutdown as the “normal functioning of our constitution”.

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  • 28 Aug 2019
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