17 September 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that he believes he can satisfy the EU Commision on key points including the single market and Northern Ireland.
BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, BORIS JOHNSON said "We think that there are we can satisfy the European Commission and our friends on the key points: can we protect the single market, the integrity of the single market? Can we ensure there's no checks at the border in Northern Ireland? Can we protect all the achievements of the Good Friday agreement and peace in Northern Ireland - yes I think we can while simultaneously allowing the whole of the UK to withdraw. It will now take an accelerated timetable of work to to get that done. And it may be, I just have to say that, it may be that we have to come out without an agreement if necessary."
With less than seven weeks until Britain is due to leave the EU, Johnson has to reach an agreement with Brussels on how to manage the separation between the world's fifth-largest economy and its biggest trading partner. Johnson reiterated that Britain would leave the European Union on its Oct. 31 divorce date, deal or no deal, and he would not request a delay.
More than three years since Britons voted out and with just seven weeks to go, the British government and parliament are locked in conflict over Brexit, with possible outcomes ranging from leaving without a deal to holding another referendum.
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