Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a fresh bid for a December election to break the Brexit deadlock on Tuesday after nearly three-and-a-half years of wrangling in parliament that has left Britain’s exit from the European Union in turmoil.
The UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful, but a defiant prime minister said he disagreed and vowed that Britain would leave the EU by Oct. 31, come what may.
Commons Speaker issues direct challenge to ministers threatening to ignore legislation
A no-deal Brexit would be a failure that both the British and Irish governments would be responsible for, Boris Johnson has said.
“I think that MPs (Members of Parliament) should get on and deliver on what they have promised over and over and over again to the people of this country: they will deliver on the mandate of 2016 and leave the EU on Oct. 31,” Johnson told reporters.
Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, increased his lead in the second round of voting for Conservative Party leader on Tuesday, while former Brexit minister Dominic Raab was knocked out of the race.