Boris Johnson keeps repeating the same thing over and over again.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows members of parliament gathered for the resumption of the House of Commons sitting in the House of Commons in central London on September 25, 2019. (Photo: VCG)
The Prime Minister says he will obey the law that requires him to ask for a Brexit extension if he cannot secure a deal by late October.
But he also says the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on October 31 -- "a deal or no deal."
Boris Johnson has just invited the opposition to call a no-confidence vote in his own government.
It's a bit of a strange move ... but there is some logic in it.
Johnson really wants an election. He has been cornered by Parliament and lost his majority in the House of Commons. He is hoping a new vote would result in more favorable parliamentary arithmetic.
But the opposition does not want to hold a general election, or at least not just yet. The Labour Party, Liberal Democrats and the SNP all indicated they wanted to make sure the risk of a no-deal Brexit is off the table before any election is called.
By inviting the opposition parties to call a no-confidence vote, Johnson has put them into a tricky situation.