The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on Oct. 31, hopefully with a deal, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Monday. “Hopefully we leave with a deal,” Javid told ITV. “If we cannot strike a deal, I think it is important to leave in any case and leave with no deal. It is not perfect but it is appropriate that we leave on the 31st.”
Javid repeatedly refused to set out how the government could deliver Brexit if there was no deal given a law which demands the prime minister delay Brexit in such a scenario. “The legislation that parliament has passed of course has made things more difficult, but we are clear our own policy is completely unchanged, we will be leaving on 31st,” Javid said.
This statement is coming immediately after the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised to the queen over the unlawful suspension of parliament. Boris Johnson has apologised to Queen Elizabeth for asking her to approve the unlawful suspension of the House of Commons, The Times of London reported on Sunday.
Johnson who was in New York for the UN 74th General Assembly when the verdict was delivered rushed back home to face tough questioning by parliamentary colleagues on Wednesday and calls that he should resign. “He got on to the Queen as quickly as possible to say how sorry he was,” the newspaper said. But Johnson did not apologise to his colleagues. Johnson’s controversial shutdown order had been meant to give Parliament no time to debate his planned No-deal Brexit on Oct. 31.