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I wrote last night about how senior colleagues of the PM were urging him to disobey the new law that would force him to ask the EU to delay Brexit, and risk impeachment. In response a former senior Tory minister has written this to me:..
“Robert, I doubt impeachment is necessary. Surely a court order would suffice, with contempt of court sanctions available if defied. Also, the Civil Service code, with the obligation to comply with the law, is statutory (unlike ministerial code)...
“So no official could lawfully act to support Johnson in disobeying the law.” In other words if Johnson were to disobey the new law the entire government system would be paralysed, though maybe that would be trivial collateral damage...
compared with the constitutional earthquake of a PM being found in contempt of court. As an ally of the PM told me, stuff will break.
And here is my original piece that prompted the ex minister’s response to me itv.com/news/2019-09-0…
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