Brexit: Ex-PM vows legal action if UK Parliament suspended

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"Boris is, I believe the necessary choice for our Prime Minister at this crucial time and moment in history", she said.

"You can not and should not bypass Parliament in this fashion", Major said. "I'm not going to take anything off the table", Boris Johnson said during a televised debate with Jeremy Hunt, reiterating his commitment for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on October 31 with or without a withdrawal deal.

"I'm not going to take anything off the table, any more than I'm going to take no-deal off the table", Johnson said.

Mr Hunt, however, warned that "the big risk" facing the Conservative Party was ending up with an election and no departure "if we approach Brexit in a headstrong way".

The BBC will still be showing two one-on-one interviews with the candidates, hosted by Andrew Neil, on BBC One this Friday at 19:00 BST.

It is understood one had concerns about the format - half of the audience would be Tory supporters and the other would represent alternate political views.

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Vaz asked the Leader of the Commons, Conservative MP Mel Stride: "Will the government explicitly rule out proroguing parliament to force a no-deal Brexit?".

Asked whether he would be prepared to delay by days, weeks or months, Mr Hunt replied: "Well it's not going to be months".

Monmouth Assembly Member Nick Ramsay said: "I would also like to see more of a Conservative influence on the way money in Wales is spent but I think we need to respect the current settlement and work on building up that influence within the Assembly itself".

Earlier, Major vowed to go to court to block his party colleague Johnson from suspending parliament if he tried to use that measure to deliver a no-deal Brexit.

"I sacrificed my job in order to try to get a deal". On the programme, Mr Johnson admitted that his comments about Sir Kim Darroch played a "factor" in his resignation as Britain's ambassador to the United States. But Mr Hunt said Britain should "back our diplomats all over the world".

The Metropolitan Police last night said it had launched a probe into the alleged leaking of official communications from Sir Kim.

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