Boris Johnson refused to rule out he would suspend Parliament after recess to deliver a no deal Brexit without MPs interfering with his plans. But leading constitutional adviser Lord Lisvane warned the Prime Minister he could trigger an unfortunate series of challenges which could put his leadership at risk if he attempted to leave the European Union without the backing of Parliament. Speaking to the BBC's Today programme, the crossbench peer said: "It’s a question of whether the Prime Minister wants to try it on – I can think of some very good reasons why not.
"The first is that to circumvent Parliament coming to a decision because you think you might not like that decision seems to me a fundamentally anti-democratic.
"Second, because the Queen would have to issue a proclamation for prorogation – if these were highly contentious circumstance, that would seem to me to bring the Queen a lot closer to the raw politics of it than would ever be desirable.
"And third I think, though it’s not a matter for me, any Prime Minister who tried it would find his reputation shredded."
Mr Johnson has been warned attempts to push through a no deal Brexit by suspending Parliament may force the Queen to become involved in active politics.
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Brexit news: Boris Johnson was warned attempts to prorogue Parliament could have serious effects (Image: GETTY)
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MPs threw a wrench in the Prime Minister's when they voted to toughen up anti-prorogation measures shortly before they began their summer recess at the end of July.
Should Mr Johnson succeed in bypassing MPs, he could virtually deliver a no deal Brexit uncontested – a move which seemed to win him the support of Express.co.uk readers.
A survey conducted on August 13 found that 7,956 of the 8,861 readers who participated would back the Prime Minister if he were to shut Parliament down.
Only 10 percent (846 votes) of respondents said they thought Mr Johnson does not need to