Boris Johnson forms "war cabinet" to prepare for no-deal Brexit
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: Lorne Campbell/WPA Pool/Getty Images
Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom's newly installed prime minister, has set up a "war cabinet" to deliver Britain's exit from the European Union "by any means necessary" by Oct. 31, the Sunday Times first reported.
The big picture: The EU says it won't renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal treaty agreed to by former Prime Minister Theresa May, per AP. Michael Gove, tasked by Johnson to "turbo-charge" no-deal Brexit plans, wrote in the Sunday Times that the U.K. government is now "working on the assumption" of a no-deal Brexit.