Europe and MPs collaborating to block Brexit, claims Boris Johnson | ITV News

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Published on 14 Aug 2019, 22:12
Boris Johnson has accused MPs and the EU of collaborating to block Brexit, as he warned of the increasing risk of leaving without a deal.

The Prime Minister said Brussels is "not moving in their willingness to compromise" and warned a no-deal Brexit becomes more likely the longer this goes on.

He urged the UK's "European friends to compromise" but said their position is likely to harden the more they believe Westminster can block Brexit.

He said: "There's a terrible kind of collaboration, as it were, going on between people who think they can block Brexit in Parliament and our European friends.

"The more they think there's a chance that Brexit can be blocked in Parliament, the more adamant they are in sticking to their position."

Mr Johnson's remarks, made during a self-styled "People's PMQs" from his Downing Street desk, came after the European Commission insisted Britain needs to explain its ideas on the way forward if talks are to progress.

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