Theresa May Says Next PM Mustn’t Bypass Parliament

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has said that her successor shouldn’t try and bypass Parliament when delivering Brexit. Her comments come after Boris Johnson said that the UK would leave the EU on 31 October 2020, regardless of any other factor.

Speaking in Japan before the G20 summit, the Prime Minister said:

“What I hope and expect is that my successor will be able to put before parliament proposals that will enable us to deliver on the vote of the British people in a way that will be good for the United Kingdom”

and she added:

“Look, I think it’s important for us to deliver Brexit in a way that is good for British people. It will be up to my successor to take this forward, to find the majority in parliament that I was not able to find on this issue and to deliver the decision of the British people in 2016.”