September 30, 2019 / 1:24 PM / 18 days ago

UK's Rees-Mogg: Government does not need to apologize to Queen Elizabeth

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg speaks during the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, Britain, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The British government does not need to apologize to Queen Elizabeth over the decision to ask her to suspend parliament, leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Monday.

“I don’t think the government did anything wrong, I don’t think the advice was wrong. I don’t think anybody would have thought it was wrong until the Supreme Court ruled as it did,” he told the Daily Telegraph’s Brexit podcast.

“It is perfectly proper and reasonable to do things that then a court takes a different view on. That’s how many decisions are come to. So I don’t think there is any requirement for an apology.”

Reporting by William James, Editing by Kylie MacLellan

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