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UK PM Johnson says he will not resign

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UK PM Johnson says he will not resign

UK PM Johnson says he will not resign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will not quit to avoid asking the EU for a delay to Brexit.

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Parliament has passed legislation to force the prime minister to request a Brexit delay if he has not secured a deal with Brussels by the end of an October 17-18 EU summit.

At the beginning of his party's annual conference in Manchester, Johnson also said that he had been a "model of restraint" in terms of the language he has used around Brexit.

Opposition lawmakers have been highly critical of his use of words like "surrender", saying he is stirring division in a country that has remained split since the 2016 referendum on EU membership.

The prime minister is also facing allegations of misconduct involving a U.S. businesswoman who received thousands of pounds in public business funding while Johnson was mayor of London.

Quizzed on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Johnson said there was "no interest to declare" and that he was proud of everything he did as mayor.




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