Boris Johnson discusses possibilities of election amid Brexit discussions 1 month ago

Boris Johnson discusses possibilities of election amid Brexit discussions

"I don't want an election, you don't want an election."

Boris Johnson called an emergency conference on Monday evening to discuss the potential of an election, amid Brexit discussions.

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, Johnson said that he doesn't want a general election and urges MPs not to vote for "another pointless delay".

This was in reference to opposition MPs who are prepared to vote on Tuesday to introduce legislation in an effort to avoid no deal.

During the speech, he said that the UK are leaving the EU on 31 October, "no ifs, ands or buts".

He said: "I want everybody to know – there are no circumstances in which I will ask Brussels to delay. We are leaving on 31 October, no ifs or buts.

"We will not accept any attempt to go back on our promises or scrub that referendum."

He went on to urge MPs not to vote against him on Tuesday's vote, saying: "Or that tomorrow MPs will vote – with Jeremy Corbyn – for yet another pointless delay. I don’t think they will. I hope that they won’t.

"But if they do they will plainly chop the legs out from under the UK position and make any further negotiation absolutely impossible."

Johnson also said that that in the past three weeks, he felt that the chance of the UK and the EU striking a deal was rising.