Boris Johnson says he'll go 'Hulk' on Brexit

Cheryl Sanders
September 16, 2019

In his interview, Cameron criticises Johnson's move last week to suspend parliament and accuses him of "sharp practices" in stripping 21 Conservative lawmakers of their party membership for rebelling against him.

But he said Saturday: "Boris Johnson created a stark choice for moderate, progressive MPs in the Conservative party - to accept a no deal Brexit or walk away from public life".

"Don't be fooled by Corbyn and the ringleaders - on the one hand they say I don't want a deal, on the other they want to force me to extend", Johnson said in a statement. "We will come out on October 31".

The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported Johnson said he would find a way to circumvent a recent parliament vote ordering him to delay Brexit rather than take Britain out of the European Union without a transition deal. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the United Kingdom national press. After voting to leave the trading bloc in 2016, the country is no closer to completing the divorce in a way that avoids the chaos of a sudden rupture without an agreement to soften the blow.

Boris Johnson did not believe in Brexit during the 2016 referendum campaign and only backed "Leave" to advance his political fortunes, then Prime Minister David Cameron says in his forthcoming memoir, reports said.

Three-and-a-half years on, members of Parliament across the political spectrum have watched Johnson's approach with growing alarm.

The former Prime Minister has already accused both Mr Johnson and Mr Gove of behaving "appallingly" during the referendum campaign. His tough stance has led to a standoff with Parliament which has passed a law that forces him to seek an extension if he hasn't reached a deal by October 19.

Johnson will refuse to write this letter, the senior government official said.

Stephen Barclay, the Brexit Secretary, said European Union worries over the single market had become confused with the Good Friday agreement. Parliament is now suspended until October 14 - a decision which is being challenged in the courts by those who say it is an attempt to block debate on Brexit.

But polling suggests the Liberal Democrats, who in the party's modern form have never won more than 62 seats at an election, are unlikely to find themselves in a position to stop Brexit outright.

Mad and strong can also be dense and destructive.

In an interview in the Mail on Sunday, Mr Johnson claimed: "There's a very, very good conversation going on about how to address the issues of the Northern Irish border".

Johnson repeated that "under no circumstances" would he delay Brexit.

Speaking to the BBC Sunday, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay indicated that any post-Brexit transition period could be extended past 2020 in order to resolve issues with the border.

Johnson did not comment Sunday on Cameron's claim, instead comparing himself to the Hulk as he described his commitment to making Brexit happen by the October 31 deadline rather than seeking another delay.

After his lunch with Juncker, Johnson is due to meet Luxembourg´s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.

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