Published On: Wed, Aug 14th, 2019

Boris Johnson reveals ‘terrible collaboration’ between EU and UK MPs | UK | News


The Prime Minister was grilled by viewers on Wednesday afternoons over his plans for the future of Britain as the UK edges closer to leaving the EU without a deal at the end of October this year. Boris Johnson held the live Q&A session on Facebook and was asked about how the Prime Minister intends to leave the EU with “no movement” from Brussels and “opposition” in Parliament. Mr Johnson replied: “Luther, you have asked the crucial question, there is a terrible kind of collaboration going on between people who think they can block Brexit in Parliament and our European friends.

Our European friends are not moving in their willingness to compromise, they are not compromising at all to the withdrawal agreement.

Although it has been thrown out three times they are sticking with every letter…including the backstop, because they still think that Brexit can be blocked in Parliament.”

He added: “The awful thing is, the longer this goes on the more likely it is, of course, we will be forced to leave with a no deal Brexit.

“That is not what I want, not what we are aiming for, but we need our European friends to compromise. The more they think there is a chance Brexit can be blocked in Parliament, the more adamant they are in sticking to their position.

“But, I remain confident we will get there. We will come out of the European Union on October 31. In the end, both out friends in other European capitals and MPs will see it is vital to get on and to do it.”

The live session was not the first time Mr Johnson has taken to social media since becoming Prime Minister, after last week recording a two-minute broadcast to viewers highlighting his proposals for the country.

The video, in which the Prime Minister demanded an extra 20,000 police officers on the street, was watched by almost 200,000 people.

The Prime Minister has repeatedly said the UK will be leaving the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October this year “come what may.”

Mr Johnson has demanded the EU ejected the controversial backstop mechanism from the withdrawal agreement, before the UK returns to talks with Brussels.

The European Union have so far stood firm, refusing to budge on the withdrawal agreement – pushing the UK towards a no deal exit.

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Mr Bercow told an audience at the Edinburgh Fringe festival that he “strongly” believes the House of Commons “must have its way”.

He said: “If there is an attempt to circumvent, to bypass or – God forbid – to close down parliament, that is anathema to me.” I will fight with every breath in my body to stop that happening.”

He added: “We cannot have a situation in which Parliament is shut down – we are a democratic society. And Parliament will be heard and nobody is going to get away as far as I am concerned with stopping that happening.”

The Prime Minister’s special adviser Dominic Cummings had suggested Parliament had left it too late to block no deal.

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