LONDON, Sep 6 (Reuters / EP) –
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has ruled out the possibility of resigning from office to resolve the current discrepancies on Brexit. “I will go to Brussels and get an agreement that will ensure us leave on October 31,” he insisted this Friday.
Johnson, who has suffered several parliamentary defeats this week due to the preliminary approval of a law to avoid a chaotic Brexit and the rejection of his plan to call early elections, has not shown signs of wanting to leave the office for which he was elected less than two months.
The 'premier' has ruled out that he plans to resign – “it is a hypothesis that I do not contemplate,” he said – and maintains his will to comply with the current Brexit date. Johnson sees options to negotiate a new agreement, despite Brussels' repeated refusal to reopen the document that is already on the table.
The head of the government has witnessed the growing tension in the House of Commons but also in the street, after Thursday several people raided him during a visit to the city of Leeds. A man interrupted an interview with the BBC to accuse him of “playing” with Parliament and citizens and shaving him not to be “in Brussels negotiating.”
Johnson responded by rejecting his impression and assuring that the United Kingdom “is about to reach an agreement”, for a moment to criticize the Labor Party for not accessing the electoral advance.
The dispute called attention to people who were in the area, which Johnson took the opportunity to ask: “Do you think we should leave (from the EU) on October 31”? The answers were both ways, as happened when Johnson then asked if they thought the Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was an obstacle for Brexit.