Boris: Will work for UK ‘new golden age’

London, Jul y 25 

Boris Johnson promised British lawmakers that he will work “flat out” to meet the October 31 Brexit deadline and called on Brussels to rethink its opposition to renegotiate a more acceptable deal in his first speech as Prime Minister in the House of Commons on Thursday.

Johnson, who took over from Theresa May after a leadership election fought on the basis of getting Brexit done – with or without a deal, reaffirmed his stance on striking a better deal with the European Union (EU) within 98 days’ time.

“Our mission is to deliver Brexit on the 31st of October for the purpose of uniting and re-energising our great United Kingdom and making this country the greatest place on earth… I will work flat out to make it happen,” Johnson said, delivering a parliamentary statement in his characteristic exuberant style.

While Brexit was at the heart of Johnson’s first Parliament address, he took questions from MPs on various subjects. — PTI