Boris Johnson has accused MPs and the EU of collaborating to stop Brexit as he held his first ‘People’s PMQs’ on Facebook today.
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Speaking live on a Facebook stream, Johnson answered pre-selected questions from members of the public.
In reply to a parliamentary opposition and Brexit Johnson said: “There’s a terrible kind of collaboration, as it were, going on between people who think they can block Brexit in parliament and our European friends.
“Our European friends are not moving in their willingness to compromise, they’re not compromising at all on the withdrawal agreement.
“Even though it’s been thrown out three times, they’re sticking with every letter, sticking with every comma of the withdrawal agreement, including the backstop, because they still think Brexit can be blocked in parliament.
“So the awful thing is, the longer that goes on, the more likely it is – of course – that we will be forced to leave with a No Deal Brexit.
“That’s not what I want, that’s not what we’re aiming for, but we need our European friends to compromise.
“And the more they think there’s a chance Brexit can be blocked in parliament, the more adamant they are in sticking to their position.”