July 9, 2019 / 7:36 PM / 8 days ago

Johnson refuses to rule out shutting parliament to get no-deal Brexit

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, the favourite to become the next British prime minister, refused on Tuesday to rule out suspending parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

Asked if he would prorogue parliament, Johnson said at a television debate with his rival Jeremy Hunt: “I’m not going to take anything off the table. I think it would be absolutely bizarre at this stage in the negotiations for the UK, yet again, to be weakening its own position.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; writing by Kate Holton

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