UK PM LIVE Collaborators’ are undermining Britain’s Brexit bet


Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that some British lawmakers hoping to block Brexit were engaged in “terrible” collaboration with the European Union by undermining London’s negotiating hand and so making no deal more likely.

Hours after senior lawmakers said they would seek to prevent any attempt to ignore parliament over Brexit, Johnson used a question-and-answer session on Facebook to attack them.

Johnson’s use of the word “collaborator” has historical echoes for Britons given the use of that epithet for people who co-operated with Nazi Germany during World War Two.

The prime minister also warned that unless EU nations agreed to compromise on Britain’s withdrawal deal leaving the bloc, then the UK “will be forced to leave with a no-deal Brexit.