Ex-supreme court judge says MPs have limited options to stop PM enacting no deal

Boris Johnson could simply ignore a parliamentary vote of no confidence and proceed with a no-deal Brexit followed by an election, unless MPs can form an alternative government in 14 days, a former senior judge has said.

Lord Jonathan Sumption, a former supreme court judge, said Johnson would be entitled to stay on as the prime minister even if he lost a confidence vote.

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There are 650 MPs in total. After the Brecon and Radnorshire byelection the Conservatives have 310 MPs. They also have 10 Democratic Ulster Unionist MPs who have agreed to vote with the government on a confidence and supply basis, giving Boris Johnson a bloc of 320 MPs.

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