UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will refuse to resign even if a vote of no confidence is passed to his government and will do everything possible to withdraw the country from the EU before October 31. This was reported on Sunday by The Sunday Times.
With reference to Johnson’s closest associates, the publication reports that the prime minister does not intend to give up if Brussels rejects his improved Brexit plan and the British deputies demand that he implement the new law.
He obliges the government to ask the EU to extend the negotiations on Brexit for three months, until January 31, 2020, if the parties do not come to an agreement on October 19.
“Unless the police show up at 10 Downing Street’s doorstep with a prime minister’s arrest warrant, he won’t leave,” Assistant Johnson quoted The Sunday Times as saying.
The newspaper writes that the prime minister would rather offer the head of state to Queen Elizabeth II to dismiss him, rather than submit a letter of resignation before her, and calls what is happening an unprecedented escalation of the constitutional crisis.
On October 2, Johnson handed over to the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker London’s new proposals on the Northern Ireland border, which remains the main obstacle to the conclusion of the Brexit deal. In the EU, the initiatives of the British government were met with no enthusiasm and noted in them the presence of problematic issues that should be addressed by London.
If the parties do not manage to reach agreement within a week and a half remaining before the EU summit in Brussels on October 16-17, the UK exit from the community may be delayed again. Johnson himself has repeatedly stated that he would rather be “lying dead in a ditch” than asking for a respite.
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