Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has likened the prorogation of Parliament to a "dictatorship" and says it is reasonable to describe the act as a coup d'état.

The Queen has approved Boris Johnson's request to suspend parliament from the middle of next month, which will restrict MPs' ability to block a no-deal Brexit.

In a move prompting a furious political row, parliament will be prorogued in the week beginning 9 September until 14 October.

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