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Johnson underlines his determination to remove the United Kingdom from the European Union on October 31

September 15, 2019

LONDON, Sep 15 (Reuters / EP) –

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared himself to the comic character Hulk in order to underline his determination to get the United Kingdom out of the European Union on October 31.

“The more angry Hulk got, the stronger he became,” Johnson said in an interview published in the newspaper 'Mail on Sunday.' “Hulk always escaped, no matter how strongly he was tied, and that is the case in this country. We will leave on October 31,” he added.

In this same interview, the British Prime Minister has insisted that he will find a way to avoid the law passed in the House of Commons to avoid a Brexit without agreement.

Three years after the vote, the previous Government of Theresa May and the EU have closed an agreement for Brexit that the British Parliament has rejected up to three times. Brussels has refused to reopen the negotiations and the new Boris Johnson Executive insists that either a different text is agreed or on October 31 there will be a chaotic divorce.

The House of Commons has passed a law to avoid a Brexit without agreement, thanks to the support of a group of 'Tories' deputies who have rebelled against the Government and have been expelled from the Conservative Party. In addition, Johnson has suspended Parliament five weeks, leaving the honorable members almost without room for maneuver for October 31. “I don't support either,” Cameron said.

Johnson has stressed his intention to negotiate a new agreement that does not imply a “containment barrier”, which could link the United Kingdom “against his will” to the European Union, once he has left the institution. The United Kingdom has not presented any alternative; However, Johnson has been “very confident” in the face of the meeting he will have with the president of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, next Monday.

“There is a very good conversation about how to address the problems of the Northern Ireland border. Great progress is being made,” said the British Prime Minister.

Former Conservative Minister Sam Gyimah announced this Saturday his decision to join the Liberal Democratic Party in protest at Johnson's policies and political style regarding Brexit.

On the other hand, the opinion polls that have been published this Saturday show a contradictory image as to the results that Johnson's party can obtain. Thus, in the Opinion poll for the newspaper 'Observer', conservatives would have 37 percent support, while Jeremy Corbyn Labor would have 25 percent.

However, a ComRes survey for the 'Sunday Express' places the support of conservatives at only 28%, below 30% and only slightly ahead of that of Labor at 27%. In addition, this company has highlighted that only twelve percent of the more than 2,000 people surveyed were confident that the British Parliament would do the right thing for the country.