Some UK Lawmakers Plan To Take Down Johnson, Prevent No-Deal Brexit - Reports
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th August, 2019) Rogue Conservative members of UK parliament have been working to undermine Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy, local media reported on Monday.
According to The Guardian newspaper, rebel Conservatives considered trying to sabotage Boris Johnson and create a temporary government to ask the European Union for an extension of article 50, but faced Labour's unwillingness to settle for a centrist candidate.
In 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union by March 29, 2019. However, due to Prime Minister Theresa May's middling efforts to secure an acceptable agreement with Brussels, the prospects for a no-deal Brexit are becoming more distinct. In late July, Boris Johnson won the Conservative leadership by promising to deliver Brexit by any means necessary.