On Tuesday, former Attorney General Dominic Grieve revealed that Brexit could still be halted. The prominent Remainer MP was grilled on Sky News over the consequences of Boris Johnson losing a no confidence vote. The Daily Telegraph has now reported that Remainers could drag the Queen into the political crisis.
According to the newspaper, the alliance of Remainer MPs could use Her Majesty to demand that Mr Johnson step down if he fuses to step down if he loses a no confidence vote.
The procedure known as a Humble Address would entail the Queen to write to Mr Johnson to dismiss him from office.
The no confidence vote is expected to table when Parliament resumes following the summer recess.
Some constitutional experts, however, have insisted that Mr Johnson would be under no obligation to vacate Downing Street.
One MP revealed that if Mr Johnson attempted to “bury himself” in Number 10, the Queen would be forced to intervene.
The MP added: “The Queen would write him a letter saying he is dismissed.
“She would have to sack him. Of course, she would.”
If the Remainer plot succeeds, it has been suggested that Mr Johnson would simply defy a public vote until the UK had left the European Union on October 31.
Speaking on Tuesday, Mr Grieve told the BBC: “To argue that if you lose a vote of no confidence you will simply sit it out and barricade yourself in Downing Street is simply breathtaking, stupid, infantile, and it won’t work.”
Moreover, a cross-party group of MPs launched legal action on Tuesday in order to try and stop Mr Johnson’s no deal Brexit plans.
The group is seeking to block a suspension of Parliament, also known as prorogation in order to pass a no deal Brexit.
Although Mr Johnson has insisted that the UK will leave by October 31 with or without a deal, he has also added that it is not his primary target.
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