Brexit: Ex-PM vows legal action if UK Parliament suspended

Brexit: Ex-PM vows legal action if UK Parliament suspended

If anybody were to attempt to shut down Parliament in order to carry out a course of action which Parliament is known to oppose, that would be very serious indeed.

The polemical candidate is now trying to shut down the parliament, though some have warned him that such a move, which would force a no-deal Brexit, would tear down the government and even some may take legal actions against him.

MPs have consistently voted against a no-deal Brexit, but by closing Parliament (proroguing) in the run-up to Brexit day they would be denied of the opportunity to block it.

"It's many thousands of jobs".

During the campaign to succeed prime minister Theresa May, the former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab was explicit about his intention to suspend the parliament to ensure that the UK's default legal position is enforced, a prospect the former Conservative prime minister finds "utterly and totally unacceptable".

But he insisted at a Tory leadership hustings in Maidstone on Thursday that "common sense" would prevail among his colleagues, causing them to support his bid to sever the United Kingdom from the EU.

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Conservative Party members are submitting their postal ballots to appoint the new leader of their party - and the leader of the country - who will be announced on July 23.

Great to meet Members in Maidstone and Sevenoaks this evening.

"I will continue to argue vigorously against a no-deal Brexit".

While wishing her successor well, she said she would continue to argue that leaving the European Union "with a good deal" remains vital, in a clear warning against a chaotic no-deal crash out.

The BBC will still be showing two one-on-one interviews with the candidates, hosted by Andrew Neil, on BBC One this Friday at 19:00 BST.

The veteran MEP noted that Theresa May still has a couple of weeks left before her premiership is expected to terminate, and that she could "as a parting gift, still appoint a new ambassador who might be perfectly terrible like Sir Kim Darroch", but that if the decision does fall to Mr Johnson, and Mr Johnson does make the offer, he might not be able to accept it.

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