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Johnson jokes at the UN and says some British politicians want an endless Brexit

September 25, 2019


The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has joked on Tuesday that if some members of the British Parliament had their way, Brexit would be an endless process like the torment of the Greek mythological figure Prometheus.

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the Greek god Zeus punished Prometheus for stealing the fire of the gods by tying him to a mountain and sending an eagle to eat his liver, which grows back to be eaten again and again.

“This went on forever, a little like Brexit's experience in the United Kingdom would do if some of our parliamentarians had their way,” Johnson said before the United Nations General Assembly, according to the local newspaper 'Telegraph' .

More than three years after the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, the country remains deeply divided on the issue and the Brexit process has been mired in confusion. Johnson has promised that the United Kingdom will leave the block before October 31, no matter what.

In his speech to the UN General Assembly, the British Prime Minister has also talked about the technologies, stressing that the goal of the United Kingdom should be that “the technologies are designed with adequate guarantees to protect our people.”

“Together we must ensure that new developments reflect our values,” he added.