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Boris Johnson secretly agreed to suspend parliament two weeks before denying it would happen, Downing St documents reveal | The Independent - 3 hrs ago |

Boris Johnson secretly agreed to suspend parliament in mid-August, explosive court documents reveal - nearly two weeks before denying the plan existed.

An email was sent to the prime minister and Dominic Cummings, his chief aide, entitled "Ending The Session", which says "we should prorogue" from 9 September.

It was revealed in Edinburgh's Court of Session, which is hearing a legal challenge to stop parliament being shut down for five weeks, preventing MPs making any further moves on the Brexit crisis.

Three days before the shock prorogation plan was announced last week, Downing Street strongly denied any such intention to send MPs home.

But the documents disclosed to the court include a hand-written note from Mr Johnson, dated 16 August, arguing "the whole September sessions is a rigmarole", dismissing its importance.

The prime minister's words read: "I don't see anything shocking about this decision" to prorogue. The word "yes" is also written on the document.

There was no immediate comment from Downing Street about the documents, which again shine the spotlight on the prime minister's honesty.



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