Sajid Javid says Brexit is 'a matter of days' away
Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid said at the Conservative Party conference on Monday that Brexit is "not a matter of if, it's a matter of days", specifying that it will take place in 31 days with or without a deal, Trend reports citing Sputnik.
Speaking in Manchester just a month before the UK's 31 October deadline to leave the EU, the chancellor said he is preparing a comprehensive economic response to ready the UK for leaving the EU without a deal.
Mr Javid also said that "The most reckless course of all would be to not deliver Brexit at all. If we fail to deliver on the instruction of the British people, we are in danger of tearing the very fabric of our democracy. A fabric that has been carefully woven together over centuries."
The chancellor used the podium to launch an attack on the Labour Party's Brexit stance, saying: "They’re so split down the middle… that even their leader and their shadow chancellor don’t agree on whether they support Brexit. So they’ll hold another referendum with two options: perhaps, and maybe."
The chancellor's comments come as discussions among opposition party leaders to draw up plans for attempting to topple the government begin to falter. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson, Ian Blackford of the SNP, and representatives of Plaid Cymru, the Green party, and the Independent Group for Change met this afternoon to discuss strategy.