Boris Johnson ‘will dare the Queen to SACK him’ over Brexit delay
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Boris Johnson ‘will dare the Queen to SACK him’ over Brexit delay

October 12, 2019


brexit countdown_bgCreated with Sketch.Boris Johnson is prepared to spark a major constitutional crisis drawing the Queen into the heart of politics in order to get Brexit done by the end of the month The Prime Minister is said to be prepared to ‘squat’ in Downing Street and dare the monarch to fire him if MPs topple his administration in a confidence vote and seek to delay the UK’s exit from the EU Under a backbench law passed last month Mr Johnson has to seek a three-month Brexit delay if there is no deal by October 19, and opposition parties are planning to try to topple his administration  But he has continued to insist that Brexit will happen on Halloween, despite court documents last week admitting he would comply with the Benn Act  ‘Unless the police turn up at the doors of 10 Downing Street with a warrant for the prime minister’s arrest, he won’t be leaving,’ a senior source told the Sunday Times Drawing the 93-year-old monarch – who strives to remain apart from frontline politics –  into the heart of the Brexit battle would be a move unparalleled in modern times Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick this morning said that the PM would ‘absolutely’ comply with the law, but refused to confirm or deny that he would sign the letter asking for an extension   Drawing the 93-year-old monarch – who strives to remain apart from frontline politics – into the heart of the Brexit battle would be a move unparalleled in modern times Under a backbench law passed last month Mr Johnson has to seek a three-month Brexit delay if there is no deal by October 19, and opposition parties are planning to try to topple his administrationHe told Sky’s Ridge on Sunday the UK would be leaving on October 31 and ‘we will be doing everything in our power to bring that about’ It came as Speaker John Bercow was suggested as a replacement prime minister in a so-called government of national unity (GNU)  The opposition parties remain fractured over who should replace Mr Johnson to seek a Brexit delay if he loses a confidence vote Labour is demanding Jeremy Corbyn be installed in no 10 but the Lib Dems will not accept his leadership Mr Bercow is the latest of several alternatives to be considered by he is so hated by Brexiteers he is very much an outside bet RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Boris Johnson to ‘sabotage’ the EU’s budget if Brexit is Boris Johnson ‘backed “tech friend” Jennifer Arcuri for. Share this article Share Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick this morning said that the PM would ‘absolutely’ comply with the law, but refused to confirm or deny that he would sign the letter asking for an extensionIn another snub to the Queen Mr Johnson is also said to have avoided apologising to her over the advice he gave her in order to prorogue Parliament last month  After the advice was deemed unlawful by the Supreme Court he expressed ‘regret’ to the monarch It came as the PM warned of plans to ‘sabotage’ the European Union by vetoing the bloc’s seven-year budget if a deal is not reached by October 31 Britain will leave the EU in 25 days without a deal unless senior figures agree to compromise In the case of a delay Mr Johnson will ‘paralyse’ the EU, senior aides revealed.If Brexit is pushed back after October 31 the leader of the Brexit Party, Nigel Farage, could be drafted in as the British Commissioner in Brussels to ‘disrupt’ meetings, reports claim Speaker John Bercow has been suggested as a replacement prime minister in a so-called government of national unity (GNU) if Mr Johnson is toppled Two cabinet ministers told the Sunday Telegraph they were among others backing the more ‘aggressive’ approach to Brussels It comes after the EU said Mr Johnson’s proposals for an exit agreement, which include an plan for customs check on the Northern Irish border, did not ‘provide a basis for concluding an agreement’ But the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier poured scorn on the chances of the new proposal succeeding, reportedly telling an event in Paris: ‘If they do not change, I do not believe, on the basis of the mandate I have been given by the EU27, that we can advance ‘In comments reported by The Observer, he also reiterated the EU’s claim that a no-deal outcome would ‘never be Europe’s choice it would always be the UK’s choice, not ours’.

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