PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has made it perfectly clear he wants the UK to leave the EU on October 31 ‘come what may’.

But a lot could happen between now and then.

Feverish speculation continues about the prospect of a general election being called within days if the Government loses an expected Commons vote on Tuesday.

Remain supporting MPs and those who want to leave the European Union with a deal will attempt to seize control of the parliamentary agenda on Tuesday.

They will try to pass legislation to prevent leaving the European Union without an agreement in place.

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But Tory rebels have been warned they will be barred from running for the party in an election if they do not back the Government, as part of Mr Johnson’s “do or die” approach to delivering Brexit by the October 31 deadline.

Mr Johnson says he still wants to get a better deal with the EU, but European leaders say the Northern Irish backstop will not be removed from the deal.

With the Tories having a majority of just one with the DUP’s support, removing the whip from rebels would further weaken his hold on Parliament and increase the chances of an election.

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