Boris Johnson says he didn't lie to the Queen

Evarado Alatorre
Setiembre 14, 2019

Johnson then talked over the protester saying he would be getting back to parliament "very soon".

During his interview with Euronews, Mr Juncker was also asked whether he believed there was "a special place in hell for those who promoted Brexit", echoing comments made by European Council President Donald Tusk.

But Mr Barnier, in a speech to MEPs, suggested that negotiating a new Withdrawal Agreement remained uncertain despite discussions between Mr Johnson's team and the EU.

The former Tory warned that it is "astonishing" that anyone has entertained the idea that the PM could disobey the law, after Mr Johnson said he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than ask for a delay.

Johnson was asked on Thursday if he had lied to the monarch, after a Scottish court ruled the day before that his government's advice to the Queen, which led to the five-week prorogation, was "unlawful".

This power, known as a nobile officium, would allow the court to sign a letter requesting an extension to Article 50 if Mr Johnson refused to do so.

But he made clear that if he was unable to get a new deal, he would not be deterred by "shenanigans" at Westminster from taking Britain out of the European Union by the October 31 deadline.

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On Friday, Lord Menzies and his colleagues Lord Brodie and Lord Drummond Young ruled that the Prime Minister has seven days to lodge his response to the petition brought by the remainer campaigners.

However, he said that despite the current political deadlock in the United Kingdom, he said he still thinks that Britain wants to leave the EU.

The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has dismissed a report it will offer Prime Minister Boris Johnson a lifeline to help him unlock a Brexit deal.

Mr O'Neill added: "I could expand on why but I think it is self evident".

"UK must leave as one nation".

He continued: "Why are you not in Parliament sorting out the mess that you have created?"

The prime minister said he was "cautiously optimistic" of getting a Brexit deal, but the United Kingdom would leave by the deadline "whatever happens".

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