Mark Ruffalo demolishes Boris Johnson's Brexit comparison with The Hulk

Clay Curtis
September 16, 2019

"Both are wrong. I am straining to get a deal, but I will also end the uncertainty and take us out on the October 31".

His immediate successor as premier, Theresa May, negotiated exit terms with Brussels a year ago, but parliament rejected these three times, forcing her to quit.

Over the weekend, reports suggest a secret alliance of Remainer MPs are busy plotting to revoke Article 50 to stop the United Kingdom leaving the European Union on the 31st October.

Johnson repeated that "under no circumstances" would he delay Brexit.

In an odd analogy, he compared Britain to the comic book character Hulk.

"Hulk always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be - and that is the case for this country".

David Cameron was "certain the Brexit side would lose", with "little risk of breaking up the government he wanted to lead one day" - making his support for the Leave campaign a "risk-free bet on himself", Cameron writes.

Johnson's government has yet to publicly announce new proposals on how to solve the Northern Irish border issue.

This, according to a source from Downing Street, will be announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a working lunch with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, to be held in Luxembourg today.

The European Parliament's Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, said the comments showed a lack of maturity.

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'Even to Trumpian standards the Hulk comparison is infantile, ' he tweeted.

His Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said a "landing zone" for an agreement was in sight and a "huge amount has been happening behind the scenes". "The British public impressed?"

The men are expected to discuss possible changes to the contentious Irish backstop provision, which is created to keep the Irish border open after Brexit.

Mr Johnson has said he wants to negotiate a new deal that does not involve a "backstop", which would potentially tie Britain to European Union rules in order to avoid checks on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

"I believe we need to maintain a decent relationship with Britain, and I am not optimistic when it comes to finding alternative arrangements that will allow us to limit the Irish backstop", Juncker said.

Polls published late Saturday painted a conflicting picture of the Conservative Party's political fortunes under Johnson.

One of the rebels was Gyimah, who becomes the Lib Dems' 18th MP in the 650-seat chamber.

"The fact remains there is still a decent chance of Britain not able to secure a deal and that is prompting investors to take profits after last week's rally", said Thu Lan Nguyen, a currency strategist at Commerzbank based in Frankfurt.

Johnson also suffered fresh criticism from his predecessor, Cameron, whose memoir "For The Record", was serialised in the Sunday Times ahead of its publication on Thursday.

He claimed Johnson believed the "Leave" camp would lose, and if it won "there could always be a fresh renegotiation, followed by a second referendum" - something he now rejects.

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