BORIS Johnson’s top team are said to be looking at several plans to finally deliver Brexit – including suspend Parliament for five weeks, or calling a snap election.
Leaked emails showed that the Government had sought advice on whether it was legal to do shut down the Commons, The Observer revealed.
Boris asked the Attorney General Geoffrey Cox to look into the matter, which would be one option to avoid MPs forcing another Brexit delay with a fresh law, the paper reported.
Initial advice said it was legal to do so, unless it’s blocked by anti-Brexit campaigners in the courts next month.
The emails discuss the possibility of shutting down Parliament for five weeks – from mid-September until the middle of October.
After that it could be too late for MPs to force through a law to make him get another Brexit extension, as some are planning.
One government source said there was a definite plan being drawn up by Boris’ advisers.
Another added: “As a matter of routine, No 10 officials ask for legal and policy advice every day.”
Boris hasn’t said he’s actively considering the radical plan to prorogue Parliament, but during the leadership race he refused to rule it out.
However, he’s said he isn’t “attracted to” the idea.
But Remainers reacted with fury, accusing Boris of “bad faith” for even considering it.
Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer said: “Any plan to suspend parliament at this stage would be outrageous. MPs must take the earliest opportunity to thwart this plan and to stop a no-deal Brexit.”
And rebel Remainer Dominic Grieve added: “It may be possible to circumvent the clear intention of the House of Commons in this way but it shows total bad faith.
“Excluding the house from a national crisis that threatens the future of our country is entirely wrong.”
However, the Mail on Sunday reported another plan is under consideration.
That would involve a pre-Brexit election on October 17th – after encouraging Jeremy Corbyn to force a no confidence vote, and losing it.
Boris would then go to Brussels on the final EU summit before Brexit and demand extra concessions, fresh with a mandate from the British people.
One source told the paper:”‘It’s a risk but the beauty of this is being able to go to the country with the avowed aim of getting Brexit over the line.
“We could portray Corbyn and Labour for what they are – deniers of democracy who are ready to ignore the 2016 Leave referendum result.
“And with a Tory majority, a triumphant Boris would be able to arrive in Brussels early on October 18 and persuade EU leaders to give us a proper deal as they could no longer pretend the UK Parliament will rescue them.
“Boris would tell them this is your final chance to shift.”
Boris and his top team have said they don’t want an election, but pressure is ramping up as Boris faces a slim majority in Parliament.
Labour boss Jeremy Corbyn has said he would be open to a plan to try and block a No Deal Brexit in Parliament.
But his preferred plan is to bring down Boris Johnson’s Government with a vote of no confidence, and storm into No10 as temporary PM.
He would then extend Brexit, call an election and have a second referendum.
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But ex-chief whip Gavin Williamson, who is now the Education Secretary, thinks he will win such a vote if it’s called next week when MPs return to Westminster after the summer recess.
The PM managed to secure a 30 day window from Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron earlier this week, and Tories are likely to want to see the outcome of those talks first.
The two European leaders said they were open to tweaking the Brexit deal if the right solution for the Irish border can be found.
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