Premiership of Theresa May
I will work with energy and determination to reach an agreement on Brexit before the UK leaves the EU on October 31st. This was stated by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two will discuss the matter at a meeting on the sidelines of the UN next week, BTA reports.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sept. 10 he would not request an extension to Brexit, hours after a law came into force demanding that he delay Britain's departure from the European Union until 2020 unless he can strike a divorce deal.
As Index.hr carried, Johnson's advisors had a meeting on Sunday to discuss the ways in which they could prevent British parliament form imposing three-month Brexit extension if they do not strike a deal with EU.
Johnson pointed out that he would rather be dead in a ditch than do that.
Asked if he could guarantee to the British public he would not, even if bound by law, request from the EU a delay to Brexit beyond October 31, he said: "Yes I can. I'd rather be dead in a ditch".
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suffered a major defeat after members of Parliament voted to take control of Parliament in order to pass a new law that could force him to delay Brexit and avoid a no-deal exit.