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UN: Johnson likens Brexit process to eternal torment of Prometheus

United Nations, New York City
September 25, 2019 at 05:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson compared the Brexit process to the torment suffered by Greek mythological figure Prometheus, during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday.

"His liver was pecked out by an eagle," Johnson said about Prometheus. "And every time his liver regrew – the eagle came back and pecked it again. And this went on forever. A bit like the experience of Brexit in the UK, if some of our parliamentarians had their way.”

Johnson used most of his speech to touch down on the challenges and opportunities brought by new technology.

"The mission of the United Kingdom, and all who share our values, must be to ensure that emerging technologies are designed from the outset for freedom, openness and pluralism, with the right safeguards to protect our peoples," the UK Prime Minister said.

On Tuesday, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks was unlawful.

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson compared the Brexit process to the torment suffered by Greek mythological figure Prometheus, during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday.

"His liver was pecked out by an eagle," Johnson said about Prometheus. "And every time his liver regrew – the eagle came back and pecked it again. And this went on forever. A bit like the experience of Brexit in the UK, if some of our parliamentarians had their way.”

Johnson used most of his speech to touch down on the challenges and opportunities brought by new technology.

"The mission of the United Kingdom, and all who share our values, must be to ensure that emerging technologies are designed from the outset for freedom, openness and pluralism, with the right safeguards to protect our peoples," the UK Prime Minister said.

On Tuesday, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks was unlawful.

SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV

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