September 25, 2019 / 10:45 AM / 5 months ago

Lib Dems to try to remove no-deal Brexit threat more quickly

FILE PHOTO: Leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson delivers her speech at the yearly party conference in Bournemouth, Britain September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Liberal Democrats will seek to remove the threat of a no-deal Brexit before Oct. 19 because they do not trust Prime Minister Boris Johnson to obey a law that instructs him to ask the EU for a delay if he fails to strike a deal.

“We simply cannot afford to wait until the 19th of October to see whether the prime minister will refuse to obey the law again,” party leader Jo Swinson said.

She said she would work with other parties “to find a way to remove that threat of a no-deal Brexit more quickly.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison

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