British Premier Boris Johnson has told European Council President Donald Tusk that Britain will leave the European Union on October 31, whatever the circumstances, a British official said on Sunday, after the meeting of Boris Johnson and Donald Tusk on the sidelines of a Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France.
Before the meeting, Johnson and Tusk exchanged accusations about who would be to blame if Britain leaves the EU on Oct. 31 without an agreement on exit arrangements.
The official said British Premier told Tusk that he would prefer to seek an agreement with the EU and reiterated that he was still willing to sit down and talk to the EU and its member states.
“The prime minister reiterated that we will leave the EU on October 31 under any circumstances, we must respect the outcome of the referendum”, the official said. The British Premier Boris Johnson and European Council President Donald Tusk will meet again on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next month.