Britain's Queen Elizabeth approves law seeking to block Oct 31 no-deal Brexit

Britain's Queen Elizabeth approves law seeking to block Oct 31 no-deal Brexit

Anti-Brexit protester demonstrates outside the Houses of Parliament in London
An anti-Brexit protester demonstrates outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, Sep 4, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Henry Nicholls)

LONDON: Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday (Sep 9) gave final approval to a piece of legislation which seeks to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson from taking the country out of the European Union without an exit deal on Oct 31.

The step, known as Royal Assent, is effectively a rubber-stamp from the monarch for the law which passed through parliament last week despite opposition from the government. The Royal Assent was announced in parliament's upper chamber, the House of Lords. 

Source: Reuters/zl

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