Boris Johnson Photo: Alexey Filippov / RIA Novosti
Britain would be prepared to withdraw from the European Union on 31 October of the current year with the agreement on the terms Brexit or without it, said the candidate for Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph.
“Anyone who says that can’t bear the thought of a Brexit without a deal, in fact, mean that you don’t want to leave at all,” — said the politician. He also added that the fears over a “hard” Brexit greatly exaggerated.
54-year-old Johnson, a former foreign Minister and mayor of London, considered the most likely successor Theresa may, who resigned on 7 June. The reason for her departure was the exit of Britain from the EU: Mei advocated a “soft deal”, her party colleagues, including Johnson, were against this decision.
Britain were to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. From the original plan, the authorities had to refuse, because politicians are unable to compromise on the main issue: when, how and whether at all of the UK to secede from the Union. In the end, the Parliament repeatedly rejected the offer of may on the deal with Brussels, which led to a government crisis. The European Union in this regard already two times gave London a reprieve.
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