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MP Dominic Grieve: Boris Johnson 'doesn't seem to have grasped that a prime minister is not above the law'

Screengrab, France 24 | British lawmaker Dominic Grieve

Our guest is Dominic Grieve, a British member of parliament and former attorney general who has set himself up for a clash with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Grieve was expelled from the Conservative Party after his September 4 vote in favour of a law aimed at stopping a so-called no-deal Brexit. He spoke to FRANCE 24 in the wake of a ruling by Scotland’s highest court deeming Boris Johnson's prorogation of parliament "unlawful".

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Grieve also spoke about what he thinks will happen next and whether he believes Johnson will abide by the law compelling him to ask the European Union for a new Brexit extension if British lawmakers haven’t accepted a deal by October 19.

Presented by Catherine Nicholson.

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