British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday October 19th he would not ask the European Union for a delay for Britain's withdrawal from the bloc, despite a parliamentary vote obliging him to seek delay, AFP reported.
British lawmakers on Saturday voted for a proposal forcing the prime minister to delay Brexit deal. Johnson, however, said, following the vote, that he would not seek a delay from the European Union, AFP reported.
"I will not negotiate a delay with the EU, and neither does the law compel me to do so," Johnson said.
"I will tell our friends and colleagues in the EU exactly what I have told everyone else in the last 88 days that I have served as prime minister: that further delay would be bad for this country, bad for the European Union and bad for democracy," Reuters cited Johnson as saying.