British Prime Minister Johnson urges lawmakers to back October 31 Brexit

Reuters London, United Kingdom Aug 08, 2019, 05.10 PM(IST)

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Boris Johnson said that Britain will leave the European Union on October 31, also asked lawmakers to back the Brexit.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged lawmakers to support an October 31 Brexit, saying they had promised to honour the result of the country's 2016 decision to leave the European Union.

"I think that MPs (Members of Parliament) should get on and deliver on what they have promised over and over and over again to the people of this country: they will deliver on the mandate of 2016 and leave the EU on Oct. 31," Johnson told reporters.

Asked about the prospect of losing a confidence vote in parliament and whether he would then delay an election until after Brexit he said: "We are going to leave the European Union on October 31, which is what the people of this country voted for."