Boris Johnson has urged Theresa May to return to Brussels to demand a new deal without the controversial backstop – and “mean it this time”.
The former Foreign Secretary urged her to use the mandate provided by MPs’ resounding rejection of her plan and a threat to withhold half the £39bn from the divorce settlement to secure a new deal without the backstop designed to avoid a hard border in Ireland.
He said the Prime Minister needed to turn her focus on Brussels rather than having politicians “battling each other” or trying to heave MPs back into place behind a “pseudo-Brexit.”
Speaking at the headquarters of Tory donor Lord Bamford’s JCB plant in Stoke, he dismissed calls to rule out a no-deal…
SOURCE: Charles Hymas