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Johnson will inform Macron and Merkel that the British Parliament will not be able to stop Brexit

August 18, 2019

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters / EP) –

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that at the next G7 summit he will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the British Parliament will not be able to stop Brexit.

On his first trip abroad as a leader, Johnson will meet with his European counterparts before the G7 summit to be held from August 24 to 26 in Biarritz, France.

Thus, the British president will inform Macron and Merkel that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on October 31, with or without agreement, and has insisted that the British Parliament will not be able to block this decision, according to a Downing Street source.

The United Kingdom is heading towards a constitutional crisis, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly promised to leave the block on October 31 without an agreement, unless the European Union agrees to review the terms of the divorce.

In addition, the country will have to face a stage of shortage of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without agreement, due to the jamming of the ports and the establishment of a possible 'hard' border in Ireland, according to a series of official documents that have been published this Sunday by the British newspaper 'Sunday Times'.

However, the European Union has repeatedly refused to reopen the Retirement Agreement that includes an Irish border safeguard policy that Johnson's predecessor, Theresa May, agreed in November.

European leaders are pressuring Johnson to prevent an exit without agreement. The opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has promised to overthrow the Johnson government in early September to delay Brexit.