Published On: Tue, Sep 24th, 2019

Brexit news: Boris Johnson insists UK to STILL leave EU on October 31 | UK | News

renewed his pledge to see Britain leave the on October 31 “come what may” despite a new law demanding he seeks an extension. MPs earlier this month passed through Parliament a motion aimed at restricting the chances of the Government delivering a no deal by forcing the Prime Minister to ask for the withdrawal deadline to be delayed. But asked whether he will agree to the demands of Parliament upon their upcoming return to Westminster, Mr Johnson told Sky News: “On the contrary. As the law currently stands, the UK leaves the EU on October 31, come what may.

“But the interesting thing, the exciting thing for us now is to get a good deal and that’s what we are working on.

“I’ll be honest, it’s not made much easier by this kind of stuff in Parliament and in the Courts.

“It’s not much easier getting a deal against this background but we’re going to go ahead and do it.”

Mr Johnson continued: “As the law stands, we leave on October 31.

“And I’m very hopeful we will get a deal. What people of the country want is parliamentarians coming together.”

Responding to the Supreme Court ruling, the Prime Minister said: “I strongly disagree with this decision of the Supreme Court.

“I have the utmost respect for our judiciary – I don’t think this was the right decision, I think the prorogation has been used for centuries without this kind of challenge.

“It’s perfectly usual to have a Queen’s Speech, that’s what we want to do. But more importantly, let’s be in no doubt, there are a lot of people who frustrate Brexit.”

Following the ruling, Speaker John Bercow said Parliament must now convene without delay.

Mr Bercow said: “I welcome the Supreme Court’s judgment that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawful.

“The judges have rejected the Government’s claim that closing down Parliament for five weeks was merely standard practice to allow for a new Queen’s Speech.

“In reaching their conclusion, they have vindicated the right and duty of Parliament to meet at this crucial time to scrutinise the executive and hold Ministers to account.

“As the embodiment of our Parliamentary democracy, the House of Commons must convene without delay. To this end, I will now consult the party leaders as a matter of urgency.”

Mr Bercow confirmed Parliament will resume its session on Wednesday. 

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