UKIP leader Gerard Batten has petitioned the Queen to step in to prorogue Parliament until after March 29, the date the UK is set to leave the EU. Mr Batten accused Remainer MPs of attempting to “thwart” the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum. He said: "It is evident that these same Members of Parliament are attempting by all and any means to thwart this result.
“They are accordingly in breach of their pledges to you and us, your citizens, and of a long-standing Constitutional convention whereby Parliament must implement the will of the people expressed in a popular vote and are bound by electoral manifestos which have received popular assent at General Elections.
"Therefore, I ask Your Majesty to thwart their efforts and to prorogue Parliament from now until after March 29 2019 which is the agreed date set aside in the Withdrawal Act of Parliament of 2018 when the United Kingdom will leave the European Union."
And the Ukip leader - who has faced criticism for appointing controversial activist Tommy Robinson as an adviser - insisted