UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson vows to sack lawmakers who oppose his Brexit plan
Written by Taiwo Adediran on September 2, 2019
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has vowed to sack any Conservative lawmakers who try to block a No Deal Brexit. Likely rebels are being warned they will have the whip withdrawn if they join up with the Opposition this week.
This would stop them standing as Tory party candidates at a general election that could be called within days. The rebels were due to meet the Prime Minister for ‘peace talks’ on Monday afternoon but he pulled out. An insider said he felt there was no point in speaking to them.
The summit, due to be held at Chequers between Mr. Johnson and rebel Remain Tory MPs such as David Gauke, was abruptly canceled due to ‘diary issues’, a source claimed. Former justice secretary Mr. Gauke said he would risk the threat of having the whip withdrawn by his party by continuing to fight against No Deal.
The prime minister has said the UK must leave the EU on 31 October, with or without a deal, prompting a number of MPs to unite to try to prevent the UK leaving without an agreement.