Boris Johnson, contender for Britain's next prime minister, has been warned by businesswoman Gina Miller that he will face a legal challenge if he attempts to force through a European Union (EU) exit by suspending the British Parliament.
Boris Johnson is the favorite in the race.
The Foreign Secretary insisted it was possible to get a revised deal with Brussels by the end of September, and said if it took "a few extra days" to get it through parliament he would delay Brexit beyond the 31 October deadline.
The Observer newspaper reported Sunday that the pro-Euro campaigner Miller would launch immediate legal action to prevent the next likely prime minister Johnson from shutting down parliament in order to drive through a no-deal Brexit against the wishes of MPs.
She added: "I'm hoping that the response we get to the letter is on the advice is given is that, you know, that propagation is would be beyond the power of a Prime Minister so they won't go there".
Up to 160,000 Conservative Party members are voting for their next party leader and Prime Minister to replace outgoing leader Theresa May.
Sharing screen space, Boris Johnson, Hunt's rival and the frontrunner in the leadership contest, said the United Kingdom would leave by October 31 "come what may", and that if this did not happen it would lead to "a huge erosion of trust in politics".
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In an interview with the BBC, the prime minister spoke of "frustration" at not seeing Brexit through and underestimating how "entrenched" MPs had become.
"I want the elected representatives of the people to take their responsibilities and work together to get this thing over the line", Johnson said in a televised BBC interview late Friday.
Mrs May conceded she could have talked to more colleagues to get her withdrawal deal through the House of Commons.
"I have never been a fan of Brexit but that is completely separate, completely different, from defending the central pillar of our Constitution", Miller told Sky News in a television interview on Sunday.
She said the process of leaving must be "down to Parliament, not third parties going through the courts".
"On the one hand, some people who'd always campaigned for Brexit, but didn't vote for the deal because they had a particular vision of Brexit and they were sticking firmly to that vision".
"All this talk of proroguing Parliament, I find hard to think, if Boris wins, that he would actually do that and get away with it", he said.