Parliament vs prime minister: Can a no-deal Brexit be blocked?

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Mr Cummings was reported to be preparing for a "people versus the politicians" poll if MPs again seek to frustrate the 2016 referendum vote to leave the EU.

Michael Gove claimed on Monday that European Union leaders were not interested in negotiating with the United Kingdom, while Boris Johnson's chief adviser Dominic Cummings has reiterated his claim that MPs will not be able to stop a no deal Brexit.

"There was a vote in particular in the middle of the leadership contest, where parliament was asked if we wanted to stop a no-deal Brexit, I thought that that would go through, and in fact, the Government won by 11".

Polling and, crucially, the UK's first past the post electoral system, along with the current unpopularity of Labour, suggests that Johnson may feel confident of triumphing in an election.

There are no ifs or buts.

"Local government stands ready to work with the Government to make sure we have a social care system that ensures everyone gets the vital care and support they need".

The reports came after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would call for a vote of no confidence in the Government this autumn in an attempt to stop a no-deal Brexit.

But a diplomat at the meeting told Adam Fleming the comments simply reflected the speech Mr Johnson gave in the Commons the day after he became prime minister.

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'Utter determination'Jack Dromey said Parliament will move to block no-deal.

The Labour leader said no-deal "will be really serious - serious for food prices, for medical supplies, for trade, for investment and drive us straight into the hands of the sort of trade deal that Donald Trump wants to do with Boris Johnson".

He also has the option of forming a coalition with the Brexit Party, if needed, though the latter will reportedly refrain from fielding candidates in seats where a pro-no-deal Conservative Party candidate is running.

Were Swinson to get into No 10, Leavers would likely fear Brexit being scrapped altogether.

If Mr Johnson tried to "bury himself" in Downing Street and tried to stop a new government taking over, the monarch would step in despite the risks of getting embroiled in politics, the Remainer source said.

He said: "I think any money for the health service is excellent news but the health service is a massive operation and even sums of billions of pounds don't make a lot of difference".

"I think to push us out of the European Union at the end of October, beginning of November, on a no-deal basis as we are going into winter, which is always a hard time for the NHS, is the height of irresponsibility when we know a no-deal Brexit will be disastrous for the NHS". If neither is able to, Johnson might be forced to call a general election.

Under the Remainer plan, the "government of national unity" - comprised of MPs from different parties - would only exist for a few days with the sole goal of asking the European Union to delay Brexit by extending Article 50.

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