Underfire PM calls up Hulk, claims 'huge' Brexit progress

Brexit and new commission in focus This WEEK

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron breaks silence, calls Boris Johnson 'appalling'

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has inspired a deluge of memes after he compared the UK to the Incredible Hulk comic book character in Brexit negotiations.

Commenting on the bill that would require Johnson to ask for an extension to the Brexit deadline if he can't reach a deal, he said that while the fictional scientist Bruce Banner may be "bound in manacles", when he was angry he "explode out of them" as Hulk.

In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, the prime minister said Hulk "always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be".

Parliament is suspended until October 14th and Johnson will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker next week in an attempt to rework the divorce deal.

"If we can make enough progress in the next few days, I intend to go to that crucial summit... and finalise an agreement that will protect the interests of business and citizens on both sides of the channel, and on both sides of the border in Ireland", Johnson said.

"When he (Johnson) brought me into government, along with other colleagues, we were clear to him, as he was to us, that our focus is on leaving on October 31 with a deal".

The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that Mr Johnson said he would find a way to circumvent a recent parliamentary vote ordering him to delay Brexit.

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, Britain's chief negotiator David Frost and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier are also expected at the meeting. He has also lost his working majority in Parliament and been told by Scotland's highest court that his decision to suspend Parliament was illegal.

The opposition Labour Party called for more information on what Johnson was proposing.

It could keep Britain indefinitely tied to European Union trade rules to avoid frontier checks between British Northern and European Union member Ireland.

The departure of Gyimah, one of the 21 and the second Tory MP to defect to the Lib Dems in the past fortnight, contributes to a sense of a party in crisis.

He says of Johnson: "The conclusion I am left with is that he risked an outcome he didn't believe in because it would help his political career".

The Sunday Times continues its extracts of David Cameron's memoirs, relating his "fury at the "liars" among Brexiteers.

Cameron said Johnson only backed Brexit because he believed it would make him the "darling" of the Tory party, thus positioning him for power. Patel, now one of the frontline Cabinet ministers as United Kingdom home secretary, was a prominent Brexiteer and member of the Leave campaign, which was led by Johnson and Cabinet minister Michael Gove.

Cameron condemned claims made by the "Leave" campaign of the savings Britain would make by ending its European Union membership fees, and of the likelihood of Turkey joining the bloc.

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