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The Prime Minister could apparently be locked up if he does not comply with a new law passed by MPs.
Boris Johnson could be jailed if he does not delay Brexit, says ex-prosecutions chief
Boris Johnson could be jailed if he does not delay Brexit, according to the ex-director of public prosecutions.
Lord MacDonald said if the prime minister did not comply with a new law compelling him to extend the October 31 deadline he could be in trouble.
MPs in Westminster, including more than 20 now-sacked Conservative rebels, voted in favour of a bill designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit, which has since been passed by the Lords and is due to pass into law on Monday.
But Mr Johnson reportedly told Tory members in a letter on Friday he was willing to ignore the legislation, writing: “They just passed a law that would force me to beg Brussels for an extension to the Brexit deadline.
“This is something I will never do.”
Mr Johnson has said he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than ask for a delay (Picture: Getty Images)
Lord MacDonald said Mr Johnson could find himself in a spot of bother if he ignored a court order saying ‘the law should be followed’.
He told Sky News: "A refusal in the face of that would amount to contempt of court which could find that person in prison.”