Kuenssberg reveals Boris Johnson’s three options for Brexit in aftermath of EU summit
Oct. 09, 2019
LAURA KUENSSBERG revealed the three options Prime Minister Boris Johnson can present to MPs in Westminster on October 19 following the immediate aftermath of the EU summit.
BBC’s political editor explained Boris Johnson summoned MPs to the House of Commons for a decisive moment on the Brexit debate. She noted the Prime Minister will try and win the “ultimate political war” in Brexit. Speaking on BBC Two’s The Andrew Neil show, Ms Kuenssberg said: “It’s not certain that the Prime Minister will go to the summit.
“But in the immediate aftermath of that meeting of leaders in Brussels which will take place whether or not he’s there.
“Boris Johnson is expected to summon MPs to Westminster to try to force a decisive moment.
“As many know, Parliament’s already changed the law to try to make it impossible for him to take us out of the EU by the end of this month if there hasn’t been a deal.
“Even though that has happened there is still a belief in the heart of Government that they might somehow be able to avoid that.
“If they can’t avoid it they want to show in Parliament on that day that they are being dragged kicking and screaming and protesting into delaying Brexit.
“I think what we will hear on that day is not just the Prime Minister trying to force a vote on many things.
“It could be a no deal or delay, it could be no deal or maybe even daring MPs to vote to revoke the whole thing.
“What we will definitely hear is lots of very provocative, very audacious political rhetoric from the Prime Minister.”
She went on to say Mr Johnson would fail if he doesn't keep his "do or die" pledge to leave the EU on October 31.
“At the end of the day if he doesn’t take us out in October it would be a policy failure for him.
“He and his team at that point would still want to use it to try and win the ultimate political war.”
Ms Kuenssberg’s insight comes as Mr Neil grilled former Labour leader Tony Blair.
Mr Neil said Mr Blair feared the result of a general election and therefore doesn't want to have one.
He added the former leader wants a second referendum because he “doesn’t like the result of the first”.
Mr Blair said: “I’m a perfectly sensible one.
“The reason we’re in this mess is Brexit. It’s not a general question of politics, it’s Brexit.”
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