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Tory rivals are preparing to strike if Johnson does not take the UK out of the EU by October 31

Prime Minister ‘is toast if Brexit is delayed again’: Tory rivals are already preparing to strike if Boris Johnson does not fulfil his pledge to take the UK out of the EU by October 31

  • Sources said rivals will strike if Mr Johnson does not take UK out of EU by Oct 31
  • MPs say they are being quietly approached by Remain and Leave wings of party
  • They claim Mr Johnson’s credibility will be ‘shot through’ if he fails to deliver
  • The manoeuvring has been branded ‘madness’ by loyalists of the prime minister
  • But one MP said his vow to quit by end of next month ‘do or die’ was the problem

The Prime Minister faces a Tory plot to oust him if he fails to deliver Brexit by Halloween.

Tory sources revealed that rivals are already preparing to strike if Mr Johnson does not fulfil his pledge to take the UK out of the EU by October 31.

MPs say they are being quietly approached by both Remain and Leave wings of the party who claim Mr Johnson’s credibility will be ‘shot through’ if he fails to deliver his promise.

The manoeuvring has been branded ‘madness’ by Johnson loyalists.

But one Tory MP told The Mail on Sunday the Prime Minister’s vow to quit by the end of next month ‘do or die’ was the problem.

He said: ‘That pledge means Boris is already walking around with a knife stuck in him. He’s just waiting or someone to stick it in deeper. The argument is, that if we’re not out when the clocks strikes 11pm on October 31, Boris is toast if he doesn’t resign.’

The Prime Minister has insisted that he would rather be ‘dead in a ditch’ than ask for a further Brexit extension. 

Tory sources revealed that rivals are already preparing to strike if Mr Johnson (pictured in Manchester on Saturday) does not fulfil his pledge to take the UK out of the EU by October 31

Tory sources revealed that rivals are already preparing to strike if Mr Johnson (pictured in Manchester on Saturday) does not fulfil his pledge to take the UK out of the EU by October 31

But loyal Tory MPs dismiss claims that he would have to quit if Brexit does not happen on time, insisting he would be able to blame the ‘Remainer’ Commons for thwarting the 2016 referendum result.

One said: ‘It won’t be Boris who would be defying the wish of the British people. It will be the House of Commons and these Remainer MPs who have never accepted the decisive Leave vote.’

Tory defector Phillip Lee will challenge arch-Brexiteer and ex-party colleague John Redwood for his Wokingham seat at the next Election. 

Now a Lib Dem, Dr Lee, who currently represents next-door Bracknell, will have to overturn Mr Redwood’s 18,798 majority over Labour.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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