UK PM Johnson says Britons want Brexit, not an election

UK PM Johnson says Britons want Brexit, not an election

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a speech on domestic priorities at the
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a speech on domestic priorities at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, Britain Jul 27, 2019. (Photo: Rui Vieira/Pool via REUTERS/Files)

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday (Aug 14) Britons wanted politicians to get on with delivering Brexit and were frustrated that they had failed to ensure a departure from the European Union.

Asked if he would hold an election after Oct 31 to ensure parliament could not prevent Brexit on that date, Johnson said: "I think the British public have had a lot of elections and electoral events.

"I think what they want us to do is deliver Brexit on Oct 31 and I never tire of telling you that is what we are going to do," Johnson said in a "People's PMQs" question-and-answer session on Facebook.

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"We're coming out of the European Union on Oct 31," he said. 

"I think that is what the British people voted for and they feel very frustrated that three years after they gave that instruction, and after the British parliament promised again and again to people that we would do it, they feel very annoyed and frustrated that we haven't - so that's the first thing we are going to do." 

Source: Reuters/nr

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