SAJID Javid has hinted No10 has a secret plan to leave the EU on October 31 WITHOUT breaking the law.
The Chancellor refused to be drawn into details of the plot but said Brits will have to “wait and see”.
Javid said Boris Johnson would “obey the law” despite the PM vowing last week that he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than go begging to Brussels for a Brexit extension.
Boris was forced into a corner last week after MPs seized control of the Commons to pass laws forcing him to seek an extension of our EU membership beyond the Halloween deadline.
OBEYING THE LAW
Javid told the Andrew Marr show this morning: “Of course we will obey the law, the PM has been very clear about that. We obey all laws.
“The government will not change its policy – we will be consistent with obeying the law but also sticking to our policy – you’ll have to wait and see what happens.
The Chancellor added: “He [the PM] absolutely will not be asking for an extension.
The government will not change its policy – we will be consistent with obeying the law but also sticking to our policy – you’ll have to wait and see what happens.
“We will consider our options – our policy is clear and unchanged, we will be leaving on October 31.”
Despite Javid’s repeated claims that the government were looking for a legal alternative to an extension – senior Tories have called on the PM to break the law.
Ex Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said Boris would be seen as a Brexit “martyr” if he risked a jail term for breaching Parliament’s terms.
If Mr Johnson fails to carry out the will of Parliament, he risks being taken to court and, if a judge ordered him to obey Parliament, he could be held in contempt and even jailed if he refused.
After a galling week in the Commons, where he sacked 21 MPs and his brother Jo Johnson resigned, Boris was hit with another bombshell when Amber Rudd quit his cabinet last night.
I believe the Prime Minister is trying to get deal but I’m just saying what I have seen in government – there’s a huge machine for getting No Deal. It’s 80-90 per cent of government time going into no deal.
Appearing on Marr this morning, the former Work and Pensions Secretary said she quit over the unfair purge of her Tory rebel colleagues.
The Remainer MP also claimed the government was not working hard enough to secure a new Brexit deal with Brussels.
She said: “There is a huge amount of planning in getting No Deal.
“But I have not seen enough planning in actually getting deal.
“I believe the Prime Minister is trying to get deal but I’m just saying what I have seen in government – there’s a huge machine for getting No Deal.
“It’s 80-90 per cent of government time going into no deal.
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“It drove 21 of my colleagues to rebel – and I must join them.”
The Hastings MP also revealed she was not quitting the party and wanted to stand again in the general election.
Rudd’s resignation shocked No10 with the Work and Pensions Secretary said she could no longer stand by as “good, loyal, moderate Conservatives” are kicked out of the party.
This morning it was announced that Thérèse Coffey MP would be her replacement in Boris’ cabinet.
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