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Mr Johnson’s promise to take the country out of the European Union on October 31 with or without a deal has resulted in a a constitutional crisis. An alliance of opposition MPs are plotting with rebels in Mr Johnson’s Conservative Party to take control of parliament and tie the Government’s hands with legislation that would block a no-deal exit. Parliament returns on Tuesday from its summer break and Mr Johnson has warned rebels that if they voted against the government they would be kicked out of his Conservative Party.

The Sun newspaper said Mr Johnson was planning a snap election in five weeks’ time – before Brexit – if MPs defeat him.Asked if the prime minister was planning an election,

Mr Johnson’s spokesman said: “He has been asked this on many, many occasions and his answer has always been that he doesn’t want there to be an election.”

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is among those calling for a general election.He also wants to oust Mr Johnson’s “phony, populist cabal.

“We must come together to stop no deal – this week could be our last chance.”



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