September 5, 2019 / 7:15 AM / 16 days ago

Top advisor to UK PM Johnson says 'trust the people' on Brexit

Dominic Cummings, special advisor for Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior advisor Dominic Cummings said the people should be trusted on Brexit after lawmakers voted to stop the UK leaving the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31.

Asked on Thursday if the UK would leave the EU on Oct 31, Cummings said: “Trust the people.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, Writing by Paul Sandle, editing by James Davey

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