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Chancellor Gove about Brexit: UK will leave EU on October 31

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 20, 2019
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to sign a letter by British lawmakers asking Brussels for another Brexit delay.

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Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove stated on Sunday that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union by the 31 October deadline, noting that Parliament can't change the government's stance on the matter.

He also stressed that the risk of a no-deal scenario has grown as the bloc can't guarantee another delay for London.

In the meantime, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said that many people in the European Union are deeply uncomfortable about a further Brexit delay. He stated there are now enough votes in support of Johnson's plan in the House of Commons to pass the agreement with the EU.

"He [Boris Johnson] has got that deal. We seem to have the numbers in the House of Commons. Why hasn't Parliament pushed this through? That is what we are going to do next week", he told the BBC.

The statements come after Johnson denied reports that he asked European Council President Donald Tusk to set a new Brexit deadline for 31 January 2020, stressing that Parliament had forced the cabinet to send the letter to Brussels.


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