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Can MPs stop Boris Johnson if he's determined to carry out a no-deal Brexit?

Politics Explained: MPs are waking up to the reality that it will be harder to prevent the next prime minister, than when Theresa May made the threat

Rob Merrick
Deputy Political Editor
Saturday 25 May 2019 15:00 BST
Who could replace Theresa May as Tory leader?

Theresa May had barely wiped the tears from her eyes before Boris Johnson fired a bazooka that struck fear into the hearts of MPs trying to stop a no-deal Brexit.

Striking the hardest-possible stance, the strong favourite to follow her into No 10 vowed he would crash the UK out of the EU if necessary – and would do so as soon as the end of October.

There would be no more pleading for extensions to Article 50, Mr Johnson insisted, telling his – no doubt top-buck paying – audience in Switzerland: “We will leave the EU on 31 October, deal or no deal.”

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