August 3, 2019 / 9:14 PM / a month ago

REFILE-Johnson's top aide says UK lawmakers can't stop no-deal Brexit - Sunday Telegraph

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LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Lawmakers will be unable to prevent a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 even if they dismiss Britain’s government in a vote of no confidence next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top aide has advised, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

Dominic Cummings, one of architects of the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union, told ministers that Johnson has the power to schedule a general election after the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline if lawmakers try to block a no-deal Brexit by bringing down the government, the Sunday Telegraph said, citing sources. (Reporting by Andy Bruce Editing by Susan Thomas)

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