He warns Parliament that if Brexit conditions it will be “cutting off the feet” to negotiation
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that he will not request a further postponement of the Brexit date in response to the opposition's latest initiative to avoid Brexit without an agreement and will be voted on Tuesday in Parliament.
“I want everyone to know. Under no circumstances I am going to ask Brussels for an extension. We are leaving on October 31, without conditions or buts,” Johnson said at a press conference from Downing Street.
Johnson has charged against the rebel deputies of his party, the Conservative Party, which could facilitate the approval of an initiative announced Monday by the opposition of the Labor Party for which the last word of Brexit would be of Parliament and that even raises the possibility of a postponement of Brexit until January 31, 2020.
“If they do, they will simply have cut their legs to the UK position and will make any new negotiation completely impossible,” Johnson has argued.
However, Johnson has removed the possibility of calling early elections before the Brexit date as some sectors of British politics speculated. “I don't want elections and you don't want elections,” he has said.
Johnson has assured that he is “encouraged” by the “advances” that his Government has achieved with a view to starting a new agreement to Brussels and has referred to three concrete facts: “they see that we want an agreement, they see that we have a clear relationship that we want between the United Kingdom and the EU (…) and they see that we are determined to strengthen our position by preparing ourselves to leave whatever happens. ”
The objective is to reach an agreement with the EU in the October European Council, “an agreement that Parliament can evidently value”. “Meanwhile, let our negotiators work without that sword of Damocles on their necks.”