Boris Johnson’s plan to suspend Parliament is not going down well with MPs, not least among some of those on the Tory backbenchers. Dominic Grieve reacted furiously to the news. The Tory MP said the Prime Minister’s decision is ‘outrageous’ – and he threatened to help bring down the Tory Government, even if it means ushering in a Corbyn government. Here is what he had to say on Radio 5 Live:
‘I don’t see how a Prime Minister who persists with this is going to find he is going to get to the 31 October still in office. There will be a vote of no confidence and his government will come down.’
Do you have time?
‘Oh yes, there is plenty of time to do that.’
And you will bring down a Conservative Government?
‘I will certainly bring down a Conservative Government if the Prime Minister persists in following a course of action that is so unconstitutional. Yes.’
And usher in a Corbyn government?
‘We will have to see what happens after that.’
Mr S is sure that Grieve’s comments will go down well with the Conservative association in his Beaconsfield constituency…