State & Ceremonial

Jeremy Corbyn calls on The Queen to overrule the Prime Minister


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The Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, has written to The Queen expressing his concern over the planned prorogation of Parliament.

Mr Corbyn, who is leader of the Labour Party, has also requested a meeting with the monarch.

In his letter to The Queen, Mr Corbyn said: “There is a danger that the royal prerogative is being set directly against the wishes of a majority in the House of Commons.”

He ended his letter by questing a meeting with the 93-year-old monarch before reaching a decision.

Mr Corbyn will be hoping that The Queen resists attempts by the Prime Minister to shut down Parliament.