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Donald Trump tweets support for Boris Johnson amid Parliament suspension

US President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his support for Boris Johnson as he joined politicians in reacting to the news that the Prime Minister is to suspend parliament. The Queen has approved an order to prorogue Parliament, which will effectively suspend it for a month. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his move to prorogue Parliament was simply to set out his "exciting agenda" in a Queen's Speech on October 14. But critics, including Commons Speaker John Bercow, have lambasted the move, calling it a "constitutional outrage" designed to stop MPs from intervening as the UK heads towards a no-deal Brexit on October 31.

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