Speaking to the Commons, Boris has confirmed what has been rumoured in private: the Government will pull the Withdrawal Agreement Bill entirely if MPs try meddling with the proposed timetable which will see it done by Thursday.
If MPs try elongated the process to ensure Britain hasn’t left the EU before January 2020, the Government will scrap the legislation and go for a general election.
“I will in no way allow months more of this. If Parliament refuses to allow Brexit to happen and instead gets its way and decides to delay everything until January, or possibly longer, in no circumstances can the Government continue with this. And with great regret… I must say that the Bill will have to be pulled, and we will have to go forward, much as the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition may not like it, to a general election”.
Trying to stare down rebellious backbenchers who say they’ll vote for the bill but want more debate…