UK PM says Labour leader has 'run out of excuses'


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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday accused the leader of the opposition Labour Party of having "run out of excuses" to not support a general election.

"If he wants simply to delay Brexit, if he wants to frustrate yet again the democratic will of 17.4 million people and frustrate democracy in this country, then I'm afraid we must have an election. We must have an election now. We cannot continue with this endless delay. And I don't know about you, Mr Speaker, but I think the leader of the opposition has now run out of excuses."

Addressing the House of Commons, Johnson said it was time for Jeremy Corbyn to "move his rusty Trabant from the yellow box junction where he is currently blocking progress."

On Monday morning the European Union agreed to delay Brexit by three months until Jan. 31, acting to avert a chaotic UK departure just three days before Britain was due to become the first country ever to leave the 28-nation bloc.

Johnson was strongly against asking the EU for a delay, but was eventually forced to ask for one to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

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