30 Aug 2019

Legal challenges trying to block UK parliament's suspension

From First Up, 5:08 am on 30 August 2019

To the UK now, where two separate legal challenges have been launched in an attempt to block Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of the British Parliament. Yesterday, the Queen approved the Prime Minister's request to suspend parliament - a move that will now restrict the time MPs have to stop a no-deal Brexit by 31 October. The decision has enraged opponents and provoked demonstrations in London with so far 1.5 million people signing a petition to stop the move. Seventy-five parliamentarians are also seeking a judgment to halt the suspension. Joining me now is our correspondent Alex Cadier who is in London