Boris Johnson insists he ‘doesn’t want an election’ in face of plot to thwart no-deal Brexit

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Johnson says chances of a Brexit deal are rising .(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Boris Johnson has said he "doesn't want an election" as he condemned a plot by MPs prepared to support what he called another "pointless delay" to Brexit, led by Jeremy Corbyn.

Addressing reporters outside Downing Street, the Prime Minister said: "Let's let our negotiators get on with their work without that sword of damocles over their necks and without an election.

"I don't want an election, you don't want an election, let's get on with the people's agenda."

He said rebels want to 'cut the legs off' Britain's negotiating position and called to "get brexit done by oct 31st".

"One thing holding us back in Brussels with these talks is that MPs may find some way to vote with Jeremy Corbyn for yet another pointless delay.

"I hope that they won't.

"But if they do they would chop the legs from under the UK position."

"I say, to show our friends in Brussels that we are untied in our purpose, MPs should vote with the government against Corbyn's pointless delay.

"I want everyone to know there are no circumstances under which I would ask Brussels for a delay."

He pledged chancellor Sajid Javid is going to set out the most ambitious spending round for more than a decade.

His comments come after Mr Johnson fuelled outrage from MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit last Wednesday when he suspended parliament.

In the face of a growing rebellion from his own MPs, the Prime Minister has put them on notice that they face losing the whip and being barred from standing for the party if they back measures intended to block a no-deal Brexit.

Downing Street is being forced to brace itself for a cross-party effort to seize control of Commons business to rush through legislation aimed at preventing the Prime Minister taking the UK out of the European Union on October 31 without an agreement with Brussels.

The content of the bill being proposed by rebel MPs has been released online by Labour MP, Hilary Benn, who is presenting the legislation to parliament.

Names on the bill were former chancellor Philip Hammond and former justice secretary David Gauke alongside MPs from the Labour, Green, SNP and Plaid Cymru parties.

The content of the bill being proposed by rebel MPs has been released online by Labour MP, Hilary Benn, who is presenting the legislation to parliament.

Names on the bill were former chancellor Philip Hammond and former justice secretary David Gauke alongside MPs from the Labour, Green, SNP and Plaid Cymru parties.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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