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Image caption Boris Johnson has previously said he would rather "die in a ditch" than ask for a Brexit delay from the EU. MPs, including Tories expelled from the party, are preparing legal action in the event the PM refuses to seek a delay to Brexit, the BBC understands. A bill requiring Boris Johnson to ask for an extension to the UK's departure date to avoid a no-deal Brexit on 31 October is set to gain royal assent. But the PM has said he would "rather be dead in a ditch" than ask for a delay . Now MPs have lined up a legal team and are willing to go to court to enforce the legislation, if necessary. The cross-party bill - which requires the prime minister to extend the exit deadline un... Full story

7 September