- Title: 'You bet' Brexit is still happening - Boris Johnson
- Date: 25th September 2019
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 24, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, BORIS JOHNSON, SAYING: "(LEAVING COMMONWEALTH RECEPTION) (REPORTER ASKING): "What do you think about Supreme Court's decision?" BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON, SAYING: "Ohhh..." (SOUNDBITE OFF CAMERA REPORTER ASKING): "How about Brexit? Is it going to happen?" (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON, SAYING: "Yeah, you bet!" (SOUNDBITE OFF CAMERA) (English) REPORTER ASKING: "Are you going to resign?" JOHNSON WALKING TOWARD DOOR JOHNSON TALKING WITH PEOPLE JOHNSON WALKING OUT OF BUILDING TOWARD NEW YORK'S 42ND STREET JOHNSON ENTERING HOTEL BEFORE RECEPTION
- Embargoed: 9th October 2019 01:24
- Keywords: Boris Johnson Brexit United Kingdom Great Britain Supreme Court Queen parliament
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AY0RUPZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said, "you bet," when asked if Brexit was still happening.
Johnson was leaving the Commonwealth Reception at the New York's Grand Central Westin hotel on Tuesday (September 24), a party he threw for other heads of state attending the United Nations General Assembly taking place in New York this week.
Earlier in the day, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Boris Johnson's decision to shut down parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful. A defiant prime minister said he disagreed and vowed that Britain would leave the EU by Oct. 31, come what may.
The stinging judgment by all 11 of the court's sitting justices undermines Johnson's already fragile grip on power and gives legislators more scope to try to stop him taking Britain out of the bloc next month, with or without a divorce deal.
Responding in New York to the decision during a press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump preceding the reception, Johnson said he would respect the ruling, but "strongly disagreed" with it, making clear the setback would make no difference to his Brexit agenda.
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