Attempting to get back pace in his bid for becoming the next Prime Minister if Britain, Boris Johnson said, on Monday he was prepared seriously for taking the country out of the European Union in October even of a deal with the bloc had not been arrived.
The ex-London mayor is still the contestant to get success in the race with Theresa May but his lead had been marked by the reports of an argued late-night row with his girlfriend that led to the police being called to their home.
His opponent, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, described as a “coward” for avoiding publicly head-to-head debates with him.
Johnson refused to comment on the argument in an interview with the media. He escalated a commitment about the delivery of Brexit in October without a deal if required – a prospect which has pushed sterling down steeply against other currencies.
Johnson said, “my pledge is to come out of the EU at Halloween on 31 October ”.
He also added, “and the way to get our friends and partners to understand how serious we are finally, I’m afraid, to abandon the defeatism and negativity that has enfolded us in a great cloud for so long and to prepare confidently and seriously for… a no-deal outcome. ”
Johnson professed though he did not want a no-deal Brexit, it was necessary to raise it on the table so that Britain could get the outcome it wanted.
Again he escalated doubts over the payment of a previously-agreed 39 billion pound separation deal with the EU, something supposed to estrange negotiators in Brussels.
Johnson said, “I think there should be creative ambiguity about when and how that gets paid over ”.
Settling an impasse around the Irish border, Johnson said he thought deserting a backstop – a guarantee for ensuring no return of extensive border checking between EU-member Ireland and Britain led Northern Ireland – could be moved forward.