Britain's Queen Elizabeth welcomes Boris Johnson, then the newly elected leader of the Conservative Party, for an audience at Buckingham Palace in July. Photo: AFP

Has UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson lied to the queen?

  • PM advised Queen Elizabeth to prorogue the UK parliament to start afresh on his domestic agenda
  • But Scotland court said action was illegal because its purpose was to ‘stymie parliament’
Topic |   Boris Johnson

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth welcomes Boris Johnson, then the newly elected leader of the Conservative Party, for an audience at Buckingham Palace in July. Photo: AFP
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Anti-Brexit supporters take part in a protest in front of the Houses of Parliament in central London. Photo: AP

What is prorogation? A simple guide to what is happening in UK politics

  • If the past few years of Brexit debate have passed you by, here is what you need to know
Topic |   Brexit

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Anti-Brexit supporters take part in a protest in front of the Houses of Parliament in central London. Photo: AP
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