Boris Johnson promises October Brexit departure on trip to Doncaster market

During his trip to Doncaster market, the prime minister purchased a cob loaf, some scones and English plums, joking with a lobster-seller: "We've got to take a few claws out of that Withdrawal Agreement."

Mr Johnson also told one shoe-seller: "We're going to get a deal. That's the plan, anyway. And if we don't, we're coming out on October 31. That's what we're going to do. Here we go, that's democracy."

In other news, Boris Johnson is to hold talks with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker as he continues his efforts to find a new Brexit deal.

The Prime Minister will travel to Luxembourg on Monday for his first meeting with Mr Juncker since entering Number 10 in July, Downing Street said.

Number 10 sources played down the prospect of an imminent breakthrough however, insisting there was still "a long way to go".

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson shops at a bakery during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for selfies with members of the public during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with a member of the public during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with members of the public during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a selfie with a member of the public during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a selfie with a member of the public during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson shops at a fruit and vegetable stall during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry (second left), as they stop at a fishmongers during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves during his visit Doncaster Market, in Doncaster.
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