Theresa May’s new Brexit plan leaves the U.K. in “miserable, permanent limbo” and might be torn up, Boris Johnson said today, while stopping short of calling for the greatest minister to go.
Johnson, the Leave campaign figurehead who quit as foreign secretary the previous week, used a resignation statement in your of Commons to savage May’s new Brexit strategy, as agreed because of the Cabinet at her Chequers country residence two weeks ago.
He said the project, which includes a partnership to follow “a common rule book” with all the EU on regulations and standards governing the goods trade, is “in important ways – Brexit in name only” and tantamount with the U.K. “volunteering for economic vassalage.”
In an address that seemed like a veiled leadership pitch, he added it truly is “not too late just to save Brexit” and attracted the government to contemplate “technological solutions” to avoid a painful border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, and also step up preparations for any no-deal Brexit.
In an apparent message to Brexiteers on the Cabinet who’ve backed May’s deal, he explained: “We will not get another thrill to get it right. And it’s also absolute nonsense to assume, as I fear a number of my colleagues do, that him and i can somehow risk making a botched treaty from time to time break and reset the bone afterwards.”
However, he do not call for May to stop, instead urging her to revisit her Brexit policy as outlined on the January 2019 Lancaster House speech, by having a focus on the U.K. owning an independent trade and regulatory policy, enabling it to strike major free-trade is about non-EU countries.
“That may be the prize which can be still attainable,” he stated. “There is time. And whenever the prime minister can fix that vision all over again before us i believe she will deliver a great Brexit for Britain.”