The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, addressed the nation from the steps of 10 Downing street shortly after 6pm on Monday and re-iterated the fact that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on the 31st of October 2019.
Mr. Johnson started his speech with a reminder of the goals his administration set out to achieve: 1.) more policemen on the street, 2.) increased funding for the NHS and 3.) a commitment to improve education standards.
The Prime Minister also noted that to that effect, the Chancellor will deliver a budget on Wednesday that will reflect his government’s plans to achieve these goals.
On Brexit, he re-emphasized the government’s commitment to get a deal from the EU and a determination to leave the EU on the 31st of October, deal or no deal. He warned that MPs may jeorpadise the government’s ability to get a meaningful deal from the EU if the follow plans being set out by the opposition Labour to block a ‘no-deal’ exit from the EU.
Those who were expecting the Prime Minister to call for a snap election during his broadcast were disappointed as a categorically ruled out calling for a snap election.
Members of Parliament are returning to Parliament on Tuesday when they are expected to present various alternatives to leaving the EU without a deal.