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Major's no-deal Brexit intervention

Former PM Sir John Major 'will seek a judicial review' to prevent Parliament shutdown

The former prime minister Sir John Major has threatened legal action if the next prime minister tried to suspend Parliament in order to force through a no-deal Brexit.

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to takeover as prime minister, has refused to rule out proroguing Parliament. Under a judicial review, anyone can apply to challenge the lawfulness of decisions made by the government.

Matt Hancock, the health secretary and prominent supporter of Boris Johnson said he did not think Mr Johnson would shutdown Parliament.

(Image: John Major. Credit: Getty Images)

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