September 25, 2019 / 7:06 PM / a month ago

If parliament rejects confidence vote, PM Johnson has green light for Brexit plan - spokesman

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will see it as a green light to get on with his plan to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 if opposition parties decline his offer to hold a no-confidence vote on Thursday, his spokesman said.

“If MPs (Members of Parliament) don’t take the opportunity to say they have no confidence in the government, the government should be allowed to get on with its strategy of taking the UK out on Oct. 31,” Johnson’s spokesman told reporters.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by William James

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