Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson gestures as he talks during the launch of his campaign in London, Britain June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, front-runner in the race to succeed Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister, vowed that the United Kingdom would leave the European Union, saying that only by preparing to leave without agreement could a no-deal Brexit be prevented.
Johnson said he was not aiming for a no-deal EU divorce but such a scenario would not be a disaster.
“It needs to happen by October 31, and we need to get on and do it,” he told BBC radio. “All those who sa