- Title: 'Just get on with it' - Londoners on new Brexit deal
- Date: 17th October 2019
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 16, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS PROFANITY*** PARLIAMENT / UNION JACK FLAGS FLYING UNION JACK FLAGS FLYING PEOPLE WALKING PAST PARLIAMENT AND BANNER READING (English): 'BREXIT NOW' BANNER READING (English): 'BREXIT NOW' MAN WITH UMBRELLA WALKING BY VARIOUS OF PARLIAMENT PARLIAMENT SEEN BY RIVER LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING IN STREET (SOUNDBITE) (English) PASSER-BY, NAME NOT GIVEN, SAYING: "I just want it done, whichever way it goes, in or out, just stop buggering about basically." (SOUNDBITE) (English) PASSER-BY, SAYING: "It's gone on for too long, the country voted leave, get us out, be done with it." (SOUNDBITE) (English) PASSER-BY, SAYING: "Back Boris, just get on with it, if it goes wrong just deal with it afterwards." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING IN STREET LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 16, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING PAST POSTER IN STREET READING (English): 'THERE ARE FEWER THAN 20 DAYS TO GET READY FOR BREXIT'
- Embargoed: 31st October 2019 15:39
- Keywords: Brexit London reactions deal
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: European Union,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B1HLRNR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS PROFANITY IN SHOT 9
Londoners said Brexit has "gone on for too long" and they wanted it "done", after Britain clinched an eleventh-hour divorce deal with the EU on Thursday (October 17).
The agreement was made more than three years after Britons voted in a referendum to leave the bloc, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson still faces a knife-edge vote in parliament to get it approved.
He is hoping to get approval for the agreement in a vote at an extraordinary session of the British parliament on Saturday, to pave the way for an orderly departure on October 31.
However, the Northern Irish party that Johnson needs to help ratify any agreement has refused to support the deal that was hammered out over weeks of negotiations.
The head of the main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said in Brussels he was "unhappy" with the deal and would vote against it. Lawmakers in his party said they had been told to vote for another referendum on Saturday.
(Production: Ben Makori, Will Russell, Helena Williams)
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