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The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is still gambling on winning his Brexit blame game. reports citing British media.

This time, the PM will dare the Queen to sack him and trigger an election rather than resign in an attempt to drive through Brexit on October 31, the Sunday Times reported, citing cabinet ministers.

Senior aides said Johnson would not stand aside if his proposals were rejected by Brussels and he is prepared to “squat” in Downing Street even if MPs declare no confidence in his government and reach a consensus on a caretaker prime minister to replace him.

As he squirms in a trap of his own making, Boris Johnson has promised to pull the country out of the EU by the end of the month, whether the talks succeed or not. Meanwhile Parliament has already legislated to prevent him from taking the UK out of the European bloc without a withdrawal agreement.

The Sunday Times reports a senior cabinet minister said: “Our opponents have flouted convention and there is nothing in the Fixed-term Parliaments Act that says you have to resign.”

“The Queen is not going to fire the prime minister. She would dissolve parliament and let the people decide.”

“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,” one senior Conservative said in the report.

2019.10.06 / 23:54
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