PM candidate Johnson - 'Very odd' to involve courts in Brexit decision

With the contest to elect the next Conservative leader Telegraph readers share their thoughts on the policy pledges made by both candidates

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Former British prime minister John Major vowed on Wednesday to go to court to block his party colleague Boris Johnson from suspending parliament and dragging the queen into a constitutional crisis to deliver a no-deal Brexit.

Major said that in such an event a "queue of people", not least himself, would be prepared to go and seek judicial review of the prime ministers' advice.

As THE Conservative leadership race reaches its final stages, the two remaining candidates, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, attended the Cardiff hustings on 6th July to make their case to the party membership, for who should be the next leader. It came as a new poll suggested that Mr Johnson could achieve a 40-seat majority for the Tories if he won.

Mr Clark warned in an interview broadcast on Friday that the disruption of a no-deal departure would lead to the shedding of jobs.

"It's many thousands of jobs. You know if you become less efficient and your ability to trade is impeded then of course losing your competitiveness means that there will be jobs that will be lost".

During the campaign to succeed prime minister Theresa May, the former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab was explicit about his intention to suspend the parliament to ensure that the UK's default legal position is enforced, a prospect the former Conservative prime minister finds "utterly and totally unacceptable".

Clark said it was "hugely important" to negotiate a deal rather than leave the European Union without one, noting that the government has a responsibility to protect people's livelihoods.

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".

Great to meet Members in Maidstone and Sevenoaks this evening.

"I will continue to argue vigorously against a no-deal Brexit".

The runoff vote will be announced July 23.

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