Dominic Cummings, special advisor for Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is seen at Downing Street in London, Britain August 2, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes politicians do no get to choose which votes they respect, his senior adviser Dominic Cummings said on Wednesday, a pointed remark aimed at lawmakers who have vowed to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
Johnson has promised to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without an exit deal, potentially setting himself up for a major clash with lawmakers in parliament who have said they will try to stop a no-deal exit.
“The most simple thing is the prime minister believes that politicians don’t get to choose which votes they respect, that is the critical issue,” Cummings, the mastermind behind the 2016 vote t