Boris Johnson in deep regret for lack of Brexit deadline
LONDON: Boris johnson He said Sunday that it was a matter of deep regret that the deadline of October 31 was missed and blamed Parliament for the delay in its election campaign.
The British prime minister admitted that it was a great if the Conservative Party won a majority in the elections of December 12, but insisted that only a conservative government led by him could get Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) within the new deadline of January 31, 2020.
It is (losing the Brexit deadline) a matter of deep regret, Johnson said in an interview with Sky News.
But what we have to do now is go ahead and do it, and the difference between this government and any other part is that only this government offers an agreement that is ready and a way to deliver it immediately in mid-December, if we are lucky enough to get a majority and, of course, it's a great yes and we'll be working very hard, he said.
Pressed on whether the public could trust him to keep a promise and keep it, he said: But don't forget the circumstances in which that happened. It happened because Parliament passed the surrender law.
The so-called Benn Law had been described as an act of surrender on Downing Street because it forced Johnson to send a letter to the EU in search of a three-month extension if the UK Parliament had not approved a withdrawal agreement. -October.
The EU accepted that extension request and offered the January 2020 deadline, which prompted Johnson to file a motion for an early election next month.
All parties have launched their General Election campaigns, with the Eurosceptic Brexit Party demanding that conservatives join them or face the possibility of dividing the Brexit vote.
However, Johnson ruled out the possibility of an alliance with the far-right group led by Nigel Farage, leading to fear that the ruling Tories will face clashes not only from the Opposition banks but also lose some crucial voters of Brexit.
I always thought that to win an election, to obtain a large majority so that we can obtain a suitable Brexit, a meeting would be the objective. I still wait and pray for it to happen, but it doesn't seem like it will, said Farage, who has opposed Johnson's Brexit agreement reached with the EU.
If Boris is determined to comply with this new EU treaty, then that is not Brexit, he said.
His position was challenged by a key cabinet minister in the Johnson government, Indian - origin MP Rishi Sunak, son-in-law of Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy.
The UK Treasury Minister said: I campaigned for Leave, I spent a lot of time talking with my constituents and others across the Northeast and in Yorkshire, what do they want from Brexit?
They want to end free movement and replace it with a point system, they want to end the fact that money keeps going to the EU year after year, they want to make sure we have control of our laws, and they also want us to have a independent commercial policy. These are all things that the Prime Minister's agreement fulfills.
In the days before the deadline of October 31, Johnson had reached a new agreement with the EU that eliminated the controversial Irish support, replacing it with an invisible border in the Irish Sea.
However, many sections of the House of Commons remain opposed to the renegotiated agreement because they feel it is the territory of the United Kingdom of North Ireland differently.
The Labor Party of the Opposition has also questioned its impact on workers' rights.
Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn will go to the electorate with the promise of having a sensible discussion about Brexit with the EU and opened his campaign with a promise of a home improvement throughout the United Kingdom.
By investing in a massive scale, we will initiate a green industrial revolution with good and clean jobs that will transform towns, cities and communities that have been retained and neglected for decades, he said.
Meanwhile, anti-Brexit liberal Democrats have filed a formal complaint about the exclusion of their party leader, Jo Swinson, from face-to-face television debates in the pre-election period.
“The voters of this country deserve to hear from a Remainer on the stage of the debate, not just the two men (Johnson and Corbyn) who want to deliver Brexit. A debate between them does not offer a real alternative and stifles the conversation, ”said Lib Dem President Baroness Sarah Brinton.
ITV, the UK channel to organize the face-to-face debate later this month, said it will also hold another debate with the leaders of all major political parties before the polls.