ARCH-Remainer Oliver Letwin is bizarrely plotting to bring back Boris Johnsons Brexit bill which he sabotaged only last week.
Sir Oliver wrecked a vote on the PMs Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) last Saturday with his Letwin Amendment.
Arch-Remainer Oliver Letwin is bizarrely plotting to bring back Boris Johnsons Brexit bill which he sabotaged only last week
But now he and other ex-Tories sacked by Mr Johnson for backing the Brexit-delaying Benn Act have hatched a new plan to worm their way back into favour if the PMs election bid fails.
It would force the Commons to debate the PMs bill over the next two months.
BoJo will only bring back the legislation needed to implement Brexit if MPs approve his plan for a December 12 election.
But now Sir Oliver hopes to again seize control of Commons business if the election vote fails to win the two-thirds majority needed.
And he would then bring back the bill himself. It would depend on winning an SO24 emergency debate in the Commons on Monday something the Remainer Speaker John Bercow has been willing to grant before.
A Cabinet minister told Sun Columnist James Forsyth: Therell be an attempt to use an SO24 to put the WAB before the House.
Sir Oliver is keen to make up for his ruse that forced Mr Johnson to request a three-month Brexit extension.
He has voted with the Government on all motions since last Saturdays vote that effectively ditched the October 31 Brexit deadline.
But his plan would need the Government to eventually back his move. He hopes the PM will come onside if he loses the election vote.
A senior Government source last night described Sir Olivers plan as hard but not impossible.
No10 hopes the plan could encourage more MPs to back the PMs election bid.