Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence (not pictured) at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, September 5, 2019. Peter Summers/Pool via REUTERS
WAKEFIELD, England (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised on Thursday he would never delay Britain’s exit from the European Union, due on Oct. 31, saying he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than do so.
Asked if he could promise to the British public that he would not go to Brussels and ask for another delay to Brexit, Johnson said: “Yes I can. I’d rather be dead in a ditch.”
“It achieves absolutely nothing. What on earth is the point of further delay,” he added, speaking following a speech at a police station in northern England.
Reporting Elizabeth Piper, writing by William James; editing by Stephen Addison