UK PM Candidate Johnson says he doesn't want no-deal Brexit

Added On June 14, 2019

 Outlining his own manifesto in central London on Wednesday, Johnson  said a no-deal Brexit was a last resort, but the best way to avoid that outcome was to prepare for it.

He said, quote, "I am not aiming for a no-deal outcome, but it is only responsible to prepare vigorously and seriously for no-deal."
Johnson insisted the government must deliver the decision of the British people who voted to leave the EU, and Britain must leave on Oct. 31, the deadline set by Brussels.
Meanwhile, a bid by opposition politicians to stop Theresa May's successor from taking a no-deal Brexit  was defeated in the House of Commons.
If they had succeeded, it would have enabled them to force a debate on introducing a new law to prevent the government leaving the EU without a deal.
The Guardian newspaper described the result as a boost for Conservative leadership contenders hoping to force Brexit by Oct. 31.