Boris Johnson has blasted MPs “who think they can block Brexit” of a “terrible collaboration” with the EU.
Using a live Facebook stream from Downing Street Johnson said, “There’s a terrible collaboration, as it were, going on between people who think they can block Brexit in parliament and our European friends, and our European friends are not moving in their willingness to compromise.
“They are sticking with every comma, letter of the withdrawal agreement including the backstop, because they still think that Brexit can be blocked in parliament.
“And so, the awful thing is the longer that goes on the more likely it is we will be forced to leave with a no-deal Brexit.
“That is not what I want, that is not what we are aiming for, but we need our European friends to compromise.
“The more they think there is a chance Brexit can be blocked in parliament, the more adamant they are in sticking to their position. “
Speaking on the subject of holding another vote before the 31 October deadline he said, “I think the British public have had a lot of elections and electoral events.”