The British government should obey the law but is taking a careful look at one which forces the prime minister to ask for a Brexit delay if a deal is not struck with the European Union by October 19, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Monday.
The finance minister said the United Kingdom government needs to obey the law and regulations but is taking a controlled look at one of the possibilities which force Johnson to ask for a delay in Brexit in case the arrangement is not reached with the European Union by October 19.
Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester this afternoon, the Chancellor will make a series of infrastructure pledges which he claims will be 'the biggest increase in infrastructure investment by the government that this country has ever seen'.
British finance minister Sajid Javid pledged on Monday to improve Britain's road, broadband coverage and bus services, setting out an investment package created to win over voters before an expected early election.
Javid will later confirm plans for extra government investment in roads, buses and broadband internet. A defiant Johnson told the BBC on Sunday that the "best thing for the country and for people's overall psychological health would be to get Brexit done". "But the work must start here and now", he will tell delegates, according to an advance copy of his speech.
After almost a decade of deficit-reducing spending cuts under a Conservative-led government, the recently appointed Javid has promised to rewrite the rules that underpin spending.
"Of course, every government should observe all laws at all times".
He added on McDonnell: "I think (he) is making a fairly political and, dare I say it, fairly speculative attempt to try and throw mud around the House this afternoon". "We can do this by taking advantage of incredibly low interest rates and borrowing-to-build, not borrowing-to-waste".
The opposition Labour Party has also pledged to improve bus services as both parties look for policies beyond Brexit that will help them pick up votes in what is expected to be a tight and unpredictable election.