The British government insisted Sunday that Boris Johnson would fight on as prime minister despite seeing a top cabinet ally quit and his do-or-die Brexit strategy blocked by parliament.
Johnson rose to power six weeks ago by injecting his trademark optimism into a ruling Conservative party that was cracking under the pressure of Britain’s worst crisis in generations.
He now finds himself outflanked by pro-EU opponents and the country barrelling toward a chaotic October 31 breakup with its closest neighbours after 46 years.
TOS TV gathered that Fears of Britain and the 27 EU nations splitting without a plan for what comes next were compounded when France threw up its hands at the possibility of another Brexit extension.
“In the current circumstances, it’s no!” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a Sunday political talk show in Paris.
“We are not going through this every three months,” he said.
All 28 current EU leaders must approve what would be the third Brexit delay this year.