Jim Pickard+ Your Authors @PickardJE Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times Sep. 09, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Plaid Cymru is today urging other opposition parties to back its plans to IMPEACH Boris Johnson if he ignores the bill requiring him to seek an extension to Article 50

The process would see the House of Commons first vote on an impeachment motion, which, if passed, could lead to prosecution and trial.

Historically trials have taken place in Westminster Hall - eg Palmerston in 1848.

the last attempt to impeach a Prime Minister was in 2004 when current Plaid Cymru leader and then-MP Adam Price sought to impeach Tony Blair over the Iraq war

the Price motion was signed by 23 MPs, including....Boris Johnson

Johnson even wrote a Daily Telegraph column about why Blair should be impeached

Here it is


Boris Johnson 15 years ago:

“He (Blair) treated Parliament and the public with contempt, and that is why he deserves to be impeached...It does not mean that he would be forced to resign: only that he would have to explain himself, as Palmerston had to explain himself...in 1848.”

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