UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised he would never delay Britain's exit from the European Union, due on October 31.

Asked if he could promise to the British public that he would not go to Brussels and ask for another delay to Brexit, Johnson said: "Yes I can. I'd rather be dead in a ditch."

It has been a whirlwind 24 hours for the PM as he faced defeat in the parliament and the resignation of his brother from his own party.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons has more.

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