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Boris Johnson CAN prorogue Parliament – and there’s nothing John Bercow can do to stop it

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Boris Johnson, the 77th British Prime Minister, was elected at a time of public antipathy towards Westminster politicians because of the Brexit stalemate. The deadline is now only two-and-a-half months away and the chances of a no deal exit are becoming more likely with each passing day. But, the prospect of a no deal Brexit creates furious backlash and hostility from organisations, businesses and politicians across the UK. Express.co.uk speaks to a former House of Commons clerk about how Boris Johnson can prorogue Parliament to avoid facing this opposition to a no deal Brexit.

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A no deal Brexit would mean the UK immediately leaves the European Union without an agreement about the “divorce” process.

Overnight, the UK would leave the single market and customs union and many believe this could damage the economy.

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Mr Johnson would not need to do anything for this to happen – simply run down the clock, as the UK’s departure date of October 31 is already written into law.

However, MPs looking to either stop a no deal exit or remain in the European Union are looking to disrupt Boris Johnson’s reported agenda to leave the EU without a deal.

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Boris Johnson CAN prorogue Parliament – and there’s nothing John Bercow can do to stop it

BORIS JOHNSON will determine how the UK exits the European Union – but if he decides to prorogue Parliament House of Commons speaker John Bercow has sworn to stop him. Is it true there is nothing the Speaker can do?

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