Brexit opponents 'collaborating' with EU
August 15, 2019 5:16 am
Boris Johnson has accused MPs “who think they can block Brexit” of a “terrible collaboration” with the EU.
The prime minister said the EU had become less willing to compromise on a new deal with the UK because of the opposition to leaving in Parliament.
He said this increased the likelihood of the UK being “forced to leave with a no-deal” in October.
But some MPs said his claim they were collaborating with the EU was a “wicked lie” and a “big deflection exercise”.
The EU has said the agreement struck by Theresa May is the only deal possible.
Speaking during a Facebook event hosted at Downing Street, Mr Johnson said he wanted to leave with a deal but “we need our European friends to compromise”.