Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is expected to cost the UK economy as much as £70 billion over the next decade compared with remaining in the EU, according to one of the country’s leading economic think tanks.
The next few days is set to determine the fate of Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal. Despite a major humiliation at the House of Commons on Saturday, and a further setback yesterday, the Prime Minister appears undaunted by the immediate challenges ahead.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was headed for a showdown Tuesday with lawmakers who want to put the brakes on his drive to push his European Union divorce bill through the House of Commons in just three days and take Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to lead Britain out of the European Union at the end of this month hit another roadblock Monday when the speaker of the House of Commons rejected his attempt to hold a new vote of lawmakers on his Brexit divorce deal.
The British government insisted on Sunday that the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite a letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by Parliament to send to the bloc requesting a Brexit delay.
In a major blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, UK lawmakers voted Saturday to postpone a decision on whether to back his Brexit deal with the European Union, throwing a wrench into government plans to leave the bloc at the end of this month.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the European Union on Monday that the Brexit ball was in its court, and that the bloc should now urgently discuss in detail his proposal for breaking the deadlock in talks ahead of Britain’s departure on October 31.
Boris Johnson vowed on Sunday to stay on as Britain's prime minister even if he fails to secure a deal to leave the European Union, saying only his Conservative government can deliver Brexit on Oct. 31 no matter what.