Some MPs are working to prevent Johnson from calling a general election before October 31 to force through a no-deal Brexit, according to a strategy memo seen by Bloomberg and reported by the Times newspaper.
An initial hearing is due to take place before Lord Doherty at the Court of Session on Tuesday morning to determine the timescale of when the legal challenge will proceed.
Speaking in Cork this afternoon, the Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the two leaders have a lot to discuss - including Northern Ireland, bilateral relations and the UKs exit from the EU.
In his first comments since stepping down last month, Mr Hammond said a no-deal Brexit would "break up the UK". MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit could use that to seize control of Parliament's agenda, a necessary first step if they want to prevent the United Kingdom from leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement.
"There's a 40 percent probability of a general election coupled with an Article 50 extension", Smith said, referring to the notification Britain would leave the EU.
The move appears to confirm that Labour will attempt to bring down the Government within days of MPs returning from their summer holidays, in order to provide enough time to try and block a no-deal Brexit.
"We are fully prepared even though some in Britain say we are not well set up for a "no deal".
Britain's International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, Britain's Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock, Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid, Britain's Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, Britain's Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick, Britain's Scotland Secretary Alister Jack and Britain's Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan listen as Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Mr. Bolton said Britain and the United States could agree trade deals on a sector-by-sector basis, leaving more hard areas in the trading relationship until later.
"I made a decision to back a candidate in the leadership race, which initially was Jeremy Hunt who was very clear that we needed to have no deal as part of the armoury in a negotiation".
"A lot of Irish trade goes to Britain, and much of the rest comes through us to Europe".
"But I do feel duty-bound to point out the former prime minister was a woman and didn't manage to sort out Brexit so there's maybe a flaw in that somewhere".