UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed on Saturday that huge amount of progress towards a Brexit deal with the EU.
In an interview with Mail on Sunday, Johnson said, “It’s going to take a lot of work between now and October 17” when EU leaders gather for their final summit before Britain’s scheduled exit from the bloc.
“But I’m going to go to that summit and I’m going to get a deal, I’m very confident. And if we don’t get a deal then we’ll come out on October 31,” he added.
His comments came ahead of talks with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, in Luxembourg on Monday.
Johnson further said, “The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets and he always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be — and that is the case for this country”.
We will come out on October 31 and we will get it done, believe me”, Johnson said.
Earlier on Friday, former British Prime Minister David Cameron finally broke his silence on Brexit, saying that the result of the 2016 referendum left him depressed.
The former Conservative Party leader walked away from 10 Drowning Street less than a month after British people voted in June that year to leave the European Union by a 52-48 margin.
In an interview with British newspaper The Times, Cameron said he recognized some people will never forgive him for holding a referendum, but he thinks a referendum was “inevitable”.
“But I accept that effort failed. I do understand some people are very angry because they didn’t want to leave the EU. Neither did I,” he said.
Last week, UK parliamentary speaker John Bercow on warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to disobey the law by refusing to ask for a Brexit delay and vowed to thwart any attempt to circumvent legislation.
Earlier this month, Parliament passed a law that aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit, but Johnson is adamant Britain will still leave the EU on schedule on October 31 with or without a withdrawal agreement.
On Monday, Johnson suffered another defeat as MPs backed calls for the publication of government communications relating to the suspension of Parliament and its no-deal plans.
Johnson took office in July promised to leave the EU next month with or without a deal, but has faced resistance from the House of Commons.