Tory MP Dominic Grieve calls the idea that the PM can ignore House of Commons on Brexit a "fantasy"


Former attorney general and current Conservative MP Dominic Grieve, in an interview to Channel 4 News, has poured scorn on the idea that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson MP, is lawfully able to take the UK out of the European Union on 31 October 2019 against the wishes of the House of Commons, the lower house of the UK Parliament, calling it “totally mistaken” and a “fantasy”.

Mr Grieve, later in the same interview, also suggested that – should Mr Johnson refuse to resign if he loses a vote of no confidence held by MPs – Her Majesty the Queen may have no other option but to sack him, since this is legally within her power, as a PM needs to be able to command the confidence of the House of Commons in order to remain in his job.

The interview with Mr Grieve in the YouTube video below starts at the 07:28 timemark.

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