October 2, 2019 / 12:07 PM / 2 months ago

UK Labour: PM Johnson is cynically forcing through no-deal Brexit

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he gives a closing speech at the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, Britain, October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s main opposition Labour Party dismissed Brexit proposals reportedly being considered by Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson as neither credible nor workable.

“They are a cynical attempt to force through a no-deal Brexit,” Labour’s economic policy chief John McDonnell said in a statement shortly after Johnson delivered a speech to the Conservatives’ annual conference.

Johnson’s government is expected to submit new proposals regarding arrangements for Brexit to the European Union later on Wednesday. Some purported details have been published by several media.

Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Stephen Addison

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