PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sat, Aug 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 17:35, Sat, Aug 17, 2019
Boris Johnson’s premiership has proven divisive in Parliament as the opposition parties have strongly argued against him and his attitude to delivering Brexit. Mr Johnson also emphasised that the UK needed to be willing to leave the EU without a deal if a deal could not be agreed on time. Jeremy Corbyn and other MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit have warned of a vote of no confidence to oust Mr Johnson from office as a way to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
Institute of Government Director and political commentator Bronwen Maddox explained how Boris Johnson could avoid the issue of failing to win a vote of no confidence.
She told the BBC: “This government of national unity is the kind of thing a nation reaches for.
“It is the thing people begin suggesting when there is absolutely no unity.
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Bronwen Maddox claimed Boris will have many options in the event he loses a vote of no confidence (Image: Getty)
Bronwen Maddox explained that the Remainer alliance struggles to remain unified after calls for Corbyn to be PM (Image: bbc)
“Jeremy Corbyn's plan this week was to try to get other opposition people to unite behind him and he would become Prime Minister.