Published: 20:19, 03 September 2019
| Updated: 20:29, 03 September 2019
A Kent Conservative MP has taken a sideswipe at rebel MPs who have threatened to vote against the government tonight in a move that could trigger an election.
A staunch supporter of Brexit, he suggested colleagues who join the Liberal Democrats want to halt the UK's departure from the European Union.
There is growing speculation the Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to be defeated by the opposition parties.
The Prime Minister's position was further undermined by the news he had lost his majority after Tory MP Philip Lee defected to the Lib Dems.
Mr Henderson said: "We are sorry to lose Philip but he is just one of a few MPs to join the Lib Dems and good luck to them.
"There is something ironic that protestors are saying this is a coup - it is the remainers who are trying to stage a coup.
"Democracy is based on people electing a government and then the government pursuing laws, policies and legislation.
"There is something ironic that protestors are saying this is a coup - it is the remainers who are trying to stage a coup" - MP Gordon Henderson
"It is not for Parliament to override legislation by taking control of parliamentary business, preventing the government from doing what it should be doing.
"If anyone is launching a coup it is not the leavers, it is not Boris Johnson it is the mob protesting here."
He predicted tonight's vote could be be tight and there was still a outside chance opposition parties could be be defeated in their effort to pass a law blocking a no-deal Brexit.
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