Boris Johnson ‘could face Tory coup’ over no-deal Brexit stance




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Tobias Ellwood says MPs would vote against government as Jeremy Hunt accuses rival of cowardice

Jeremy Hunt has stepped up his criticism of Boris Johnson for avoiding media scrutiny in the Tory leadership campaign, calling it “disrespectful”, as another minister said Johnson could be brought down by his own MPs if he pushed for a no-deal Brexit.

Tobias Ellwood, the junior defence minister, said it was possible that the decision by Johnson actively to seek no deal could push some Conservatives to support a no-confidence motion against his government.

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