LONDON, 12 Sep. –
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has affirmed that “in no way” he lied to the queen, Isabel II, about the reasons to paralyze the activity of Parliament, one day after a Scottish court accused the Government of pretending ” hinder “parliamentary work in full debate over the country's exit from the European Union.
Johnson has argued that the London High Court coincides “completely” with the Government's vision, so “the Supreme Court will have to decide” if it supports a suspension that in the eyes of the main court of appeals of Scotland was “illegal” .
“We need a speech from the queen,” the 'premier' has wielded, alluding to a symbolic act in which the monarch will read the legislative priorities of the Executive for the next parliamentary season and which is scheduled for October 14, only two weeks before the Brexit date.
Johnson, who has come to recognize that he would rather be “dead in a ditch” to request a new extension, remains “very confident” to reach some kind of agreement with the EU to avoid an abrupt exit, in an attempt to placate fears opponents
“Parliament will have time before and after the crucial (European) summit on October 17 and 18 to discuss the Brexit agreement,” he added. Johnson has assured that his Government works “very hard” to keep the negotiations open, according to 'The Guardian'.
A law passed last week by Parliament – and promulgated on Monday by Isabel II – urges Johnson to request a postponement of the EU exit if before October 19 he fails to ratify an agreement or an express permit of the deputies so that there is a chaotic Brexit at the end of the month. The proposed extension would delay the clock until January 31.