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Boris Johnson says U.K. must ‘turbocharge’ preparations for no-deal Brexit – NBCNews.com

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on the European Union to “rethink” its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal, as he pledged to throw all his energy into making sure Britain leaves the bloc on time on Oct. 31.

Addressing a rowdy session of Parliament for the first time since becoming prime minister, Johnson pledged Thursday to take a new approach. Rejecting the withdrawal agreement negotiated by his predecessor, Theresa May, he insisted that while he wanted a deal, the country was better prepared than widely believed to leave without one.

“I hope that the EU will be equally ready and that they will rethink their current refusal to make any changes to the Withdrawal Agreement,” he said. “If they do not, we will, of course, have to leave — the U.K. — without an agreement.”

“In the 98 days that remain to us we must turbocharge our preparations to make sure that there is as little disruption as possible to our national life,” Johnson told parliament.

Boris Johnson says U.K. must ‘turbocharge’ preparations for no-deal Brexit – NBCNews.com

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