“But that is all the more reason not to damage it in the process of ‘getting Brexit done’.”
Mr Hague’s comments come following the UK Supreme Court ruling that the decision to suspend Parliament, known as prorogation, was “unlawful”.
Mr Hague said: “Faced with a Parliament that had rejected a deal and would not support no deal, the best option was to change the Parliament itself by asking immediately for an election – something that could have succeeded before opposition parties were united in resistance by the long prorogation.
“And proceeding right up to the end of October with a no-deal Brexit looming would finally trigger sufficient unity among the ‘rebel alliance’ to oust the Government and put in place a temporary alternative ministry – a disastrous outcome for Conservatives to bring about.”
Mr Hague warned the Prime Minister against “finding a way to avoid implementing the Benn Act”, which is in a bid to halt a no deal exit at the end of the month.
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He said: “Disagreeing with it is one thing, but finding a technicality by which to evade a law, the intent of which is quite clear, is another.”
The Benn Act requires the prime minister to request an extension from the EU if he has not secured a deal by the European Council meeting on October 17.
Tory chairman James Cleverly yesterday slammed tactics used by Remainers to delay or cancel Brexit.
He said he had a plan to get around their attempts but would not explain what it was.
He told Politico: “I’m not going to tell you what we’ve seen is parties distorting the parliamentary process, breaking conventions, taking a very creative interpretation of parliamentary procedures, to prevent the government discharging a promise the prime minister made — and indeed the promise that all parties made at the referendum.
“And I’m not going to help them by showing them our homework.”
Before the Supreme Court ruled it unlawful, Parliament was due to be suspended for 24 working days.
The government had planned to reopen Parliament with a Queen’s Speech on 14 October.
Mr Hague said: “Once Brexit is accomplished, Britain’s provision of a principal global base for the rule of law and those who value it could be an even more pronounced advantage.”
He highlighted the importance of Britain keeping its “soft power” which people in Russia, or Venezuela or Hong Kong would give up anything for.
Mr Hague said: “If you want Britain to be a home of freedom, enterprise and initiative, you can’t afford the Conservatives to fail.”
The UK’s Conservative Party Chairman James Cleverly has said that the failure to deliver Brexit would spark ciivl unrest in the country.
He said to Politico: “Civil unrest could happen. I’m not saying it will — or that it’s even likely — but it is possible.”
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