If British parliament were somehow able to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from crashing out of the European Union (EU) in a hard, no-deal brexit, they'll have much less time to do that now.
Johnson has invited Queen Elizabeth to deliver the Queen's Speech in mid October which, not-coincidentally, means parliament will be suspended for a month.
In his boldest move yet to take the country out of the European Union with or without a divorce deal, Johnson set Oct. 14 for the Queen's Speech - the formal state opening of a new session of parliament that is proceeded by a suspension of the House of Commons.
The queen agreed to the date, effectively shutting parliament from mid-September for around a month.
Asked if he was trying to block MPs from delaying Britain's EU departure, [Johnson] replied: "That is completely untrue."
Johnson denies that he did this to prevent parliament from stopping him, and yet my gut tells me members of Johnson's regime won't be able to keep their mouths shut in the coming days and weeks. Someone close to Johnson, if not Johnson himself, is going to reveal that he's using the Queen's Speech to his advantage.
This obviously brings the world one step closer to a hard brexit and closer to a global recession.
The British pound fell immediately after the news broke, of course.