No election until no-deal Brexit ruled out, MPs tell Boris Johnson

No election until no-deal Brexit ruled out, MPs tell Boris Johnson

UK's Farage offers political alliance to Prime Minister Johnson

"If he is prepared to go with a clean no deal Brexit, we would smash it".

Mr Baker, who is one of the party's "Spartans" that vows to reject any renegotiated EU-approved withdrawal treaty, is the most senior Tory backbencher yet to call for an election pact - which Prime Minister Boris Johnson has so far ruled out - but the idea was floated some months ago by Andrew Bridgen.

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Mr Baker's call for a pact and Mr Farage's comments come after the prime minister pledged to hold an election on October 15th if MPs vote to thwart his Brexit plans, Mr Johnson having promised to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union on October 31st with or without a deal, "do or die".

"Let this bill pass and gain royal assent, then we will back an election", he said.

The Prime Minister is now pushing for a general election.

"But if I'm still Prime Minister after Tuesday October 15, then we will leave on October 31 with, I hope, a much better deal".

Opposition parties are in talks about how to respond to Mr Johnson's call for a snap election on October 15, with concern about whether the poll should be delayed until after an extension has been secured to prevent a no-deal Brexit on October 31.

"At the moment there's nothing that Johnson has done in recent weeks that gives us confidence he's going to abide by the law".

She tweeted: "Not allowing Johnson to cut and run for an election simply as a tactic to force through a no-deal Brexit is one thing - and why opposition right to insist on passage of anti no-deal Bill".

And the Brexit Party leader extended the hand of friendship to the Prime Minister ahead of the election expected this autumn.

Setting the scene for a "people versus parliament" election strategy, the spokesman said: "Boris will argue that it is now time for the people to decide after Parliament has failed them so we can resolve this once and for all".

A Welsh Labour source in Westminster told BBC Wales opposition to an October election was "hardening".

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