PM: New deal or no deal — but no delay


·      Government
to make final offer to EU on Wednesday 

·     ‘A
fair and reasonable compromise’ that all sides can agree and build on

Johnson will tomorrow (wed) unveil a new Brexit deal during his first
Conservative Party Conference speech as Prime Minister. 

Johnson is expected to tell the party faithful details of a ‘fair and
reasonable compromise’ that all sides can agree and build on. 

70 days of negotiations, the fresh legal texts for the new deal will be
presented to Brussels tomorrow– but no10 officials have made clear this will be
the final offer.

PM will use his speech to contrast his position with Jeremy Corbyn’s policy of
constant delay on Brexit 

is expected to say:

are desperate for us to focus on their other priorities – what people want,
what leavers want, what remainers want, what the whole world wants – is to move

is why we are coming out of the EU on October 31. Let’s get Brexit done – we
can, we must and we will.

wants to turn the whole of 2020 – which should be a great year for this country
– into the chaos and cacophony of two more referendums – a second referendum on
Scottish independence, even though the people of Scotland were promised that
the 2014 vote would be a once in a generation vote, and a second referendum on
the EU, even though we were promised that the 2016 vote would be a once in a
generation vote.

you imagine another three years of this? That is the Corbyn agenda – stay in
the EU beyond October 31, paying a billion pounds a month for the privilege,
followed by years of uncertainty for business and everyone else.

friends, I am afraid that after three and a half years people are beginning to
feel that they are being taken for fools. They are beginning to suspect that
there are forces in this country that simply don’t want Brexit delivered at
all. And if they turn out to be right in that suspicion then I believe there
will be grave consequences for trust in democracy.

get Brexit done on October 31 so in 2020 our country can move on.’

of the submission of the legal texts, officials have made it clear that if
Brussels does not engage with the offer made tomorrow, then this Government
will not negotiate further until we have left the EU. They also made it clear
that the Prime Minister will in no circumstances negotiate a delay at the EU
Council on 17-18 October.

Senior Number 10 official said:

Government is either going to be negotiating a new deal or working on no deal —
nobody will work on delay. We will keep fighting to respect the biggest
democratic vote in British history. The EU is obliged by EU law only to
negotiate with member state governments, they cannot negotiate with Parliament,
and this government will not negotiate delay.’