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MPs could bring down government, claims Tory rebel

By Sam Blewett

A Tory rebel has joined Labour in insisting there is still time to stop a no-deal Brexit despite claims that it could be too late.

Former attorney general Dominic Grieve said MPs could bring down the Government to prevent it, after it was reported a senior aide to Boris Johnson believes it is no longer possible. Dominic Cummings told ministers the Prime Minister could take the UK out of the European Union even if pro-Remain MPs forced a general election, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

But Mr Grieve told BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House programme that Mr Cummings, who masterminded the Vote Leave campaign, is "the master of disinformation". He said: "He's right when he points out that for the House of Commons to prevent a no-deal Brexit against the wishes of administration that is hell-bent on delivering it come what may, there are a whole series of obstacles.

"So he has a point, but I think he may also be missing the point that there are a number of things the House of Commons can do, including bringing down the Government and setting up a new one in its place," he added.

The PM needs to rely on the vote of every last one of his MPs currently, having been dealt a blow by the loss of the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election.

His working majority, including the DUP MPs who prop up his Government, is down to just one.

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