Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson departed from Number 10, Thursday, October 3, and headed to parliament to brief MPs on his new proposals for a Brexit deal.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought Thursday to build a coalition in the House of Commons to support his fresh Brexit approach even as European leaders offered a guarded welcome to the measure.

Johnson pitched his message to lawmakers whose constituencies voted to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum. The prime minister argued that changes to proposed arrangements to regulate trade between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit should address the concerns that prompted lawmakers to reject the agreement negotiated by his predecessor, Theresa May, three times.

“We have made genuine effort to bridge the chasm, to reconcile the apparently irreconcilable” he said as he opened his remarks.

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