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PM Johnson: Opponents of Brexit are "Collaborating" with EU

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7Dnews London

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:13 GMT

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday August 14th that some British members of parliament who thought they could block Brexit were engaging in a "terrible collaboration" with the EU, Reuters reported.

"There is a terrible kind of collaboration, as it were, going on between those who think they can block Brexit in parliament and our European friends," Johnson said in a "People's PMQs" question-and-answer session on Facebook.

"Our European friends...are not compromising at all," Johnson said. He added that the longer the impasse continued, the more likely a no-deal Brexit became.

Asked if he would hold an election after October 31st, Johnson would not rule out the possibility, according to the Guardian, but said, "I think the British public have had a lot of elections and electoral events… I think what they want us to do is get on and deliver Brexit on 31st." 

"We're coming out of the European Union on October 31st," he said again. "I think that is what the British people voted for and they feel very frustrated that three years after they gave that instruction, and after the British parliament promised again and again to people that we would do it, they feel very annoyed and frustrated that we haven't - so that's the first thing we are going to do."

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