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UK: 'I'd rather be dead in a ditch' - Johnson on asking for Brexit delay

5 515 05.09.2019 Инфо

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W/S UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arriving for press conference, Wakefield
SOT, Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister: "I will do everything I possibly can to make sure that this country comes out of the EU on October the 31st, but unfortunately Parliament voted yesterday effectively to scupper our negotiating power and to make much more difficult for this government to get a deal, so what I want to do now is to really give the country a choice. We either go forward with our plan, to get a deal, take the country out on October the 31st, which we can, or else somebody else should be allowed to see if they can keep us in beyond October 31st."
SOT, Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister: "Jo doesn't agree with me about the European Union because it's an issue that obviously divides families and divides everybody, but I think what Jo would agree is that we need to get on and sort this thing out, and what I think Jo certainly would agree, and I think he said as much this afternoon, is that this government has exactly the right priorities when it comes to dealing with the issues that really matter to the British people."
SOT, Journalist: "Can you make a promise today to the British public that you will not go back to Brussels and ask for another delay for Brexit?"
SOT, Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister: "Yes. I can, I'd rather be dead in a ditch."
SOT, Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister: "Discipline is always tough but here we are, amongst a body of men and women who know that sometimes you have to administer discipline, and you have to be very clear about your message."
SOT, Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister: "I really don't see how we can have a situation in which the British ability to negotiate is absolutely torpedoed by Parliament in this way, with powers of the British people handed over to Brussels, so that we can be kept incarcerated in the EU without that actually being put to the people in the form a vote. And time and time again, Jeremy Corbyn - don't worry I'm going to end very soon, Are you alright? I'm so sorry so sorry, I think that is a signal for me actively to wind up, okay."
W/S Audience stands up as Johnson concludes and starts to leave
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UK: 'I'd rather be dead in a ditch' - Johnson on asking for Brexit delay
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