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UK PM contender Johnson challenges rival to commit to Oct. 31 Brexit date

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UK PM contender Johnson challenges rival to commit to Oct. 31 Brexit date

 

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Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, visits a tea shop in Oxshott, Surrey, Britain, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, front-runner in the race to become British prime minister, has challenged his rival Jeremy Hunt to commit to leaving the European Union on Oct. 31, whether he has agreed a Brexit deal or not.

 

“For my part, I have been clear that, if I am elected leader, we will leave on 31 October with or without a deal,” he said in a letter to Hunt, which Johnson published on Twitter. “Will you join me in this commitment to leave on 31 October come what may?”

 

Hunt responded in a tweet: “Hi Boris, it’s good to talk. But no need for snail-mail, why not turn up to Sky tonight and I’ll give you full and frank answers?”

 

Johnson has refused to debate head-to-head with his rival in an event that had been due to take place on Tuesday evening. Debate host Sky News canceled the event on Monday after Johnson declined an invitation to appear.

 

Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Stephen Addison

 

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It's going to be a loooonnnnggggg and tedious month.

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I reckon Boris has the brains and the drive to get Britain out by the end of October. With Hunt it will be kicking the can down the road again, and again, and again.....

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1 hour ago, Thingamabob said:

I reckon Boris has the brains and the drive to get Britain out by the end of October. With Hunt it will be kicking the can down the road again, and again, and again.....

Actually, it would be the lack of brains and the drive to get Britain out by the end of October.

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2 hours ago, Baerboxer said:

 

You think the EU really take Boris seriously?

whahahaha

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2 hours ago, Baerboxer said:

 

If Boris is elected the leader and therefore PM by the 160k true blue Tories he can't do whatever he pleases.

 

The PM isn't the sovereign body, neither is the cabinet. It's parliament. And parliament has repeatedly said that it won't accept a no deal Brexit. Tory MP's are already openly talking about bringing down a Boris led government if necessary to avert a no deal Brexit.

 

May failed in her crafty plan to use the RP and this liar will do to.

Quite. The brexit tories have effectively cut their own throat. They thought they were clever with these ideas on how to stop parliament having any say on the no deal fiasco.

What they didn't bargain on was the turkeys voting for Christmas, some tory MPs see losing their seat and a Labour government as a price worth paying.

Bit ironic NoNo Deal means NoNo Deal, whatever the cost.

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So  sad. But never  mind. There is  no evidence  Neanderthals  were inherantly  miserable beings just because they did  not  understand bullshit.

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7 hours ago, Thingamabob said:

I reckon Boris has the brains and the drive to get Britain out by the end of October. With Hunt it will be kicking the can down the road again, and again, and again.....

Fair enough, but a tall order. Johnson will look after Johnson as he always will. If that means kicking that there can down the road if it suits him, he will do so. 

He cares nothing about the issues, only himself. His wives and former employers will attest to that:

 

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10 hours ago, baboon said:

Fair enough, but a tall order. Johnson will look after Johnson as he always will. If that means kicking that there can down the road if it suits him, he will do so. 

He cares nothing about the issues, only himself. His wives and former employers will attest to that:

 

I agree with your first para.

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