British PM warns MPs not to stand in the way of his no-deal Brexit plan

But all indications are that he faces motion of no-confidence when Parliament sits

Anti-Brexit demonstrators joining Beatles fans in Abbey Road, London on Thursday, on the 50th anniversary of The Beatles crossing the street that was immortalised on the cover of their album Abbey Road.
Anti-Brexit demonstrators joining Beatles fans in Abbey Road, London on Thursday, on the 50th anniversary of The Beatles crossing the street that was immortalised on the cover of their album Abbey Road.PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned opposition lawmakers and MPs from his own party that they will not be allowed to stand in the way of his plans to pull Britain out of the European Union by the end of October.

"We are going to leave the European Union on Oct 31, which is what the people of this country voted for," Mr Johnson said, adding: "And that's what I think parliamentarians of this country should get on and do."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2019, with the headline 'British PM warns MPs not to stand in the way of his no-deal Brexit plan'. Print Edition | Subscribe