Boris Johnson has told MPs “today is the first day of a new approach” towards Brexit in his first appearance in the House of Commons as prime minister.The new Conservative Party leader repeated his “absolute commitment” to the UK leaving the EU on 31 October, saying he would push ahead with Brexit on Halloween “whatever the circumstances”.The prime minister told MPs that failing to abide by the latest Brexit deadline would see a “catastrophic loss of confidence” among the public.”It will leave the British people wondering whether their politicians could ever be trusted again to follow a clear democratic instruction,” he said.Commenting on his new government’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit – to be overseen by his former Vote Leave colleague Michael Gove – Mr Johnson said they would be “about grasping the opportunities” for Britain’s future and “not just about technical preparations”. Advertisement Raising the prospect of a no-deal Brexit budget, the prime minister said his government will “prepare an economic package to boost British business”.He said the UK was “better prepared” for a no-deal Brexit “than many believe”. More from Boris Johnson Libya civil war: UK experts could be sent to monitor proposed ceasefire, says PM Salisbury attack: Novichok… Read full this story
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