British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced he would not resign to avoid having to delay Brexit beyond the end of October.
Opposition lawmakers have been highly critical of the Prime Minister’s reference to “the surrender bill,” saying his language is stirring even more division in a country that has remained split since the 2016 referendum on EU membership.
The situation surrounding Britain’s departure from the European Union is a seemingly unending issue as Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintains he will not resign.
At his party’s annual conference in the northern city of Manchester, PM Johnson seeks to rally his party with the message that he will deliver Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal.
But there are hurdles to clear, One of which is the law Parliament passed to force the prime minister to request a Brexit delay if he has not secured a deal with Brussels by an October 17-18 EU summit.
British Health Minister Matt Hancock however says the country “may leave the European Union without a deal but the best would be to leave with a deal,”
Boris Johnson has been facing increasing criticism after the Supreme Court ruled he had unlawfully suspended Parliament and after the government of London referred him to Britain’s police watchdog for potential investigation over allegations of misconduct involving a U.S. businesswoman while he was mayor of London.