British PM Johnson says would rather die than delay Brexit

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LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday (Sep 5) he would 'rather be dead in a ditch' than delay Brexit beyond next month, as he ...

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he would"rather be dead in a ditch" than delay Brexit beyond next month, as he urged opposition lawmakers who oppose his plan to support an early election.

The speech, at a police academy in the city of Wakefield, was marred at the end by the apparent collapse of a police cadet standing behind him.The event was intended to be the first step of an election campaign, before MPs rejected the poll in a vote on Wednesday night. The prime minister paid tribute to his"fantastic" service, and acknowledged they disagreed on Brexit,"an issue that obviously divides families and divides everybody".

The pound surged to a one-month high against the dollar on rising market hopes that Britain can avoid a disorderly end to 46 years of EU membership next month.

 

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