The Brexit crisis is now entering uncharted waters - even for our flexible, unwritten constitution. It just took the Queen to give her consent and it was done. Parliament will be prorogued - or suspended for just over a month - from the second week in September until just a few days before Brexit.
It's not unusual for Parliament to be suspended for a few days before a Queen's Speech, when a Government sets out its plans for new laws. What's different this time is the length, and of course the motivation - in the heart of a political crisis. Jacob Rees Mogg - questioned by journalists after his meeting with the Queen - described it as "a completely normal procedure". But is it? ----------------------- Follow us on Instagram - instagram.com/Channel4News