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Protests as five-week Parliament shutdown begins

Parliament has officially been suspended for five weeks, with MPs not due back until 14 October.Amid unprecedented scenes in the Commons, some MPs protested against the suspension with signs saying "silenced" while shouting: "Shame on you."It comes after PM Boris Johnson's bid to call a snap election in October was defeated for a second time.Opposition MPs refused to back it, insisting a law blocking a no-deal Brexit must be implemented first.In all, 293 MPs voted for the prime minister's motion for an early election, far short of the two thirds needed.Could a no-deal Brexit still happen on 31 October? Why are MPs being sent home? What election options does the PM have left? Brexitcast: Flying Flamingos & Executive Fiats Parliament ...