A public petition against the winding-up of the UK Parliament by Boris Johnson in Parliament passed a milestone of 1 million in the first 24 hours after protests broke out across the country.
The Queen on Wednesday approved Johnson's plan to suspend parliament from 9 September to 14 October, a highly controversial move that would limit parliamentary time for opposition members of parliament (MPs) to try to block Britain from leaving the European Union without a deal. October 31.
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In addition to the petition, impromptu protests erupted in front of Westminster Palace in central London, with organizers claiming thousands had moved from Parliament's building to Downing Street, where it is official Prime Minister's Residence
Smaller protests have also taken place in cities such as the United Kingdom, including Manchester, Liverpool and One Borg, with protesters chanting "save our democracy" and "stop the coup".
The Johnson government moved to characterize the suspension or "prophecy" of parliament as a procedural rule during a Queen's speech in which the monarch laid out plans for a new government for the first time since its formation. Johnson took over as prime minister on July 24 after being elected as the new leader of the ruling Conservative Party by his post following Theresa May's resignation.
The prime minister told Sky News on Wednesday that "there will be enough time on both sides of this crucial October 1
Members of Johnson's own party also abandoned his perceived pursuit of a no-deal scenario. Speaking to CNBC in Westminster on Thursday, veteran Conservative MP Ken Clark said Johnson had succumbed to "the fanatical element of his followers."
"I hope he will gather a reasonable majority in Parliament he will find an alternative to this, not only debating properly, but actually saving us from just collapsing with Brexit without the deal it pursues just because it is sold to the people it is surrounded by and who seem to want it, "he said Clark.  Asked if he could think of a job in a caretaker government with opposition Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbin, the former cabinet minister added that he would take whatever action was needed to "stop this country causing a catastrophic mistake from breaking up without a deal."  Conservative Business Secretary
"There will be a long time when the Chamber returns, with a new Queen's speech and a new parliamentary session to discuss Brexit, to discuss the new withdrawal agreement. the prime minister if he succeeds in negotiating with the EU. So I am sure this is the right thing to do, "she told CNBC.
The UK Government's official petition website states that all petitions with more than 100,000 signatures will be considered for debate in Parliament.  This proved largely symbolic, as a petition for the United Kingdom to repeal Article 50, which triggered the EU exit process, and remained in the bloc, which received more than 6 million signatures, but was categorically rejected by the government in March.