UK PM Johnson says UK will leave EU by Jan. 31 at the latest

File photo of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 29, 2019, 03.08 PM (IST)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that Britain would leave the European Union by January 31 at the latest if his Conservative Party win a majority in the election in two weeks time, reported news agency Reuters.

"If we can get a working majority then we will come on Jan. 31 at the absolute latest," the report said Johnson as saying to LBC radio.

He also repeated his message that he saw no reason why Britain would need to extend the transition period after Brexit beyond the end of 2020.

Asked if he would rather be prime minister or have Britain leave the EU, he replied: "I would rather get us out of the EU. I can tell you that."

(With inputs from Reuters)