The Prime Minister is said to be prepared to ‘squat’ in Downing Street and dare the monarch to fire him if MPs topple his administration in a confidence vote and seek to delay the UK’s exit from the EU.
Under a backbench law passed last month Mr Johnson has to seek a three-month Brexit delay if there is no deal by October 19, and opposition parties are planning to try to topple his administration.
But he has continued to insist that Brexit will happen on October 31, despite court documents last week admitting he would comply with the Benn Act.
‘Unless the police turn up at the doors of 10 Downing Street with a warrant for the prime minister’s arrest, he won’t be leaving,’ a senior source told the sunday times.
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick this morning said that the PM would ‘absolutely’ comply with the law, but refused to confirm or deny that he would sign the letter asking for an extension.