BORIS Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the suspension of Parliament and insists claims are “absolutely not” true.
The PM, asked whether he lied to the monarch after the Court of Session in Edinburgh said advice given by ministers to the Queen which led to the five-week prorogation was “unlawful”, said:
“The High Court in England plainly agrees with us but the Supreme Court will have to decide.
“We need a Queen’s Speech, we need to get on and do all sorts of things at a national level.”
He added: “Parliament will have time both before and after that crucial summit on October 17th and 18th to talk about the Brexit deal.
“I’m very hopeful that we will get a deal, as I say, at that crucial summit. We’re working very hard – I’ve been around the European capitals talking to our friends.
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“I think we can see the rough area of a landing space, of how you can do it – it will be tough, it will be hard, but I think we can get there.”
Mr Johnson made the comments as he visited NLV Pharos, a lighthouse tender, which is moored alongside HMS Belfast on the Thames for London International Shipping Week.
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