Dubbed the “nuclear option”, the Tory MP for Bournemouth said that ministers and MPs would rather face a general election to avoid the UK risking a no-deal Brexit.
Around a dozen Conservative MPs could rebel against Tory PM hopeful Boris Johnson if he pushes for a hard Brexit, UK Defence Ministry parliamentary undersecretary of state Tobias Ellwood said on Monday.
Dominic Grieve & Tobias Ellwood both say they’re now prepared to bring down the government to stop a no-deal Brexit. As Grieve says, it makes sense for anyone so inclined to be open about this, putting gvt on notice. But they’d need quite a few more for this to be a game changer.
— Fraser Nelson (@FraserNelson) June 24, 2019