Dominic Grieve: 'Very difficult' to stay if Boris Johnson wins

Jeannie Matthews
July 12, 2019

"If her first minister asks for that permission, it is nearly inconceivable that the queen will do anything other than grant it", Sir John said.

Although the Queen's decision could not be challenged, Sir John said the advice of the prime minister could be. "So I can understand it, and I can say things about him but I won't bother". "And then she is in the midst of a constitutional controversy that a serious politician would not make her a part of".

While Mr Hunt categorically ruled it out, Mr Johnson said he would "not take anything off the table".

"I think everybody is fed up with delay and I think the idea of now consecrating this decision to the judiciary is really very, very odd indeed".

The potential suspension of Parliament was one of the issues on which Mr Johnson and his rival Jeremy Hunt clashed in a televised showdown on Tuesday night.

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Major said the British parliament had been not suspended since the English Civil War when King Charles I have suspended it.

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The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg said, in the light of Mr Johnson's refusal to back Sir Kim, Britain had effectively let another nation decide who represents it overseas.

The UK was meant to leave the European Union on March 29, but the date was extended until October 31 after Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal agreement was defeated three times in parliament.

He warned there could be a "great deal of chaos" if businesses were not ready for a Halloween exit.

Mr Johnson's rival for the Tory leadership, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt - who made a point of supporting Sir Kim in the debate - praised his "unswerving devotion" to upholding United Kingdom interests.

"I will stand up for our fantastic diplomats across the world", Johnson told a leadership campaign rally on Thursday.

Sir Alan Duncan, minister for Europe and the Americas, told the BBC: 'For someone who wants to lead, let alone unite, the country, that was contemptible negligence.

"I have chosen to back Boris because he is the best person to deliver Brexit with a deal".

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