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British Prime Minister: We will leave the EU on October 31 no matter what

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told European Council President Donald Tusk that Britain will leave the European Union on October 31, whatever the circumstances, a British official said on Sunday.

This came after the meeting of officials on the sidelines of the summit of the Group of Seven industrialized countries in Biarritz, France.

Before the meeting, Johnson and Tusk exchanged accusations about who would be to blame if Britain leaves the EU on October 31 without an agreement on exit arrangements.

The official said Johnson told Tusk he preferred to seek an agreement with the EU and reiterated that he still wanted to sit down and talk to the EU and its member states.

“The prime minister reiterated that we would leave the EU on October 31, whatever the circumstances,” the official said. We must respect the outcome of the referendum.”

The two will meet again on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next month.

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