Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House Of Commons that he would “never surrender” and that Britain would leave the EU on October 31st “come what may”.
Johnson was making a statement to the House following the G7 Summit but, unsurprisingly, firey exchanges over Brexit dominated proceedings as tonight’s crunch vote on the Parliamentary timetable looms. If the government loses, which it is widely expected to do, then it is expected that the House will vote on calling a General Election on October 14th tomorrow.
Jeremy Corbyn constantly jabbed Johnson, questioning his commitment to democracy but Johnson was having none of it. He branded the Bill which would outlaw a WTO Brexit a “surrender” document and called Corbyn, “whether he knows it or not”, an “agent of those who would subvert democracy”.
Johnson’s defiant tone was not punctured by the news that Dr. Philip Lee, who was the Conservative MP for Bracknell, dramatically crossed the floor during his speech meaning that the Government no longer has a working majority.
The vote on the timetabling motion which would allow the opposition to bring forward the Bill outlawing a WTO Brexit is expected between 21:30 and 22:00 tonight.