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The Queen grants Royal Assent to bill blocking no-deal Brexit


ROYAL BANK OF ENGLAND VIA FLICKR

The Queen has given Royal Assent to a bill aimed at preventing the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

This means that the Prime Minister must now ask the EU for a further delay to Brexit unless he can pass a deal through Parliament.

As Royal Assent has now been granted, Parliament is expected to prorogue on Monday evening for five weeks.