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Britain must leave European Union by October 31 or pay the price: Boris Johnson

File photo of Boris Johnson. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters London, London, Great Britain (UK) Jun 19, 2019, 09.19 AM (IST)

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's prime minister, repeated his pledge on Tuesday that he would take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by October 31, saying otherwise the government would face a catastrophic loss in trust.

"We must come out on the 31 October because, otherwise I am afraid we face a catastrophic loss in politics," Johnson said in a televised debate with the other four remaining candidates seeking to be Britain's next leader.

"Unless we do it, unless we get out on October 31 I think we will all start to pay a really serious price."

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UK PM candidate Boris Johnson says we must come out on the 31 October because, otherwise "we face a catastrophic loss in politics."