Johnson is playing hardball.

Via Fox News:

Queen Elizabeth II has formally approved Boris Johnson’s request to temporarily suspend Parliament, a move that will largely prevent lawmakers from pushing through new legislation and ultimately sabotaging the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

In a letter to lawmakers released Wednesday, the prime minister said he “spoke to Her Majesty The Queen to request an end to the current parliamentary session.”

He said an integral feature to the legislative program will be the introduction of a bill to leave the European Union and “to secure its passage” before Oct. 31.

Hours later, the queen approved the request, suspending Parliament from mid-September to Oct. 14.

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