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Citizens' groups in Spain react to Boris Johnson's appointment as UK prime minister

Johnson at 10 Downing St.
Johnson at 10 Downing St. / EP
  • Anne Hernandez, president of Brexpats in Spain, said, "If he maintains the 31 October deadline with his 'do or die' statement resulting in a no-deal Brexit it will be the worst possible outcome for us"

malaga. Citizens' groups representing Britons in Spain have reacted to the appointment of Boris Johnson as the UK's new prime minister. Johnson gave his first speech outside 10 Downing Street on Wednesday afternoon, during which he promised that the UK would come out of the EU on 31 October, "no ifs, no buts," and that he would get "a better deal".

Anne Hernandez, president of Brexpats in Spain, said, "If he maintains the 31 October deadline with his 'do or die' statement resulting in a no-deal Brexit it will be the worst possible outcome for us. It is time those who support a no deal understand how it will put many of our lives in jeopardy."

Sue Wilson, Chair of Bremain in Spain, reacted to the news, saying, "Johnson's Brexit is a fantasy, and a Brexiter prime minister surrounded by a Brexiter cabinet does not change the parliamentary arithmetic. As he was largely responsible for getting the country in this mess in the first place, he now must claim ownership."