Manchester (Web Desk): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday published his "final" Brexit proposals, warning EU leaders that Britain will walk out without a deal on Oct 31 if they do not accept his terms.
Officials in Brussels and UK opponents of Brexit fear economic chaos if Britain ends its 46-year membership of the European Union without a formal divorce agreement.
Johnson had earlier warned that this was his "final" offer. But his complex new solution met an initially cool response from Brussels.
A senior MEP said the European Parliament's initial reaction to it was "not positive at all".
Johnson said the sides had until Oct 11 to hammer out the main outlines of a compromise so it could be included on the agenda of a EU leaders' summit in Brussels on Oct 17-18.
"Let us be in no doubt ... what the alternative is - the alternative is no deal," Johnson told his Conservative party conference in Manchester.
"It is not an outcome we seek at all. But let me tell you my friends, it is an outcome for which we are ready."
Johnson's latest plan includes several basic provisions - including a potential four-year time limit - that EU leaders have categorically rejected in the past.