Boris Johnson Will 'Dare the Queen to Sack Him' - PM Vows to Finish Brexit
Prime Minister says he will 'squat' in Downing Street and police will need to remove him
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reportedly vowed to complete Brexit at any cost, saying he will "dare the Queen to sack him" and she would need to have him arrested and physically removed to Downing Street.
According to reports, PM Johnson is prepared to spark a major constitutional crisis in order to get Brexit done by the end of October deadline by drawing Queen Elizabeth II into the heart of politics.
BoJo is said to have warned that he is willing to "squat" in Downing Street and will "dare" the monarch to try and fire him.
The strong words come as British MPs attempt to topple Johnson's administration in a confidence vote and seek to delay the UK's exit from the European Union.
The Queen was pictured looking unhappy at Balmoral on her Scottish estate, as she attended a church service in Crathie Kirk Sunday.
The 93-year-old royal is being drawn into the heart of the Brexit debate, despite working hard to remain separated from frontline politics.
According to the Daily Mail, 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 Halloween, 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.
He told Sky's Ridge on Sunday the UK would be leaving on October 31 and "we will be doing everything in our power to bring that about."
"We've said that as any Government would do we will comply with the law... however all of our efforts now are focused on trying to get a deal," he said.
"And we've just put forward some, I think, very reasonable and thoughtful proposals to the EU - they try to answer the questions that had dogged the previous deal prepared by Theresa May."
Pressed again, Mr. Jenrick said: "The Prime Minister has been very clear that he is not going to extend Article 50 - I don't think he personally could have been any clearer.
"We have said that we will comply with the law however what we're going to do now is work as hard as we possibly can to secure that deal."
Britain will leave the EU in 25 days without a deal unless senior figures agree to compromise.
In the case of a delay Mr. Johnson will "paralyze" the EU, senior aides revealed.
If Brexit is pushed back after October 31 the leader of the Brexit Party, Nigel Farage, could be drafted in as the British Commissioner in Brussels to "disrupt" meetings, reports claim.
On Saturday Mr Johnson started phoning his EU counterparts to sell his proposals for a managed withdrawal from the bloc, after the latest plans were given short shrift by Brussels.
European diplomats say London needs to offer a revised, viable way forward before the end of next week, so that any haggling and legalistic work is done before a crucial EU summit on October 17-18.
That high-stakes European Council meeting will determine whether Britain is headed for an agreement, extension, or potentially disastrous no-deal.
Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne - whose country currently holds the European Union's rotating presidency - said he had told Johnson it was "important to find a solution within a week" and the British leader "agreed with the timetable."