May's Brexit plans opposed by 80 rebels in her party - former minister

Leroy Wright
September 10, 2018

Britain's ruling Conservative party was locked in a new row over Brexit Sunday after Boris Johnson said the government's strategy put the country in a "suicide vest", with Brussels holding the detonator.

The Brexit plan recently proposed by Theresa May is "a suicide vest" wrapped around the British constitution, and the detonator has been handed to Brussels, Boris Johnson has said. "We look like a seven-stone (44kg) weakling being comically bent out of shape by a 500lb (226kg) gorilla", he added.

Mr Johnson's onslaught comes less than a week after he wrote in his Daily Telegraph column that the prime minister was "waving the white flag" in her negotiations with the European Union.

Mr Johnson said: "We have opened ourselves to perpetual political blackmail".

While the remarks have provoked a backlash from some Tory critics - with one minister branding them "one of the most disgusting moments in modern British politics" - Mr Wilson said he had "hit the nail on the head".

Allies of Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, have hit back after Downing Street was accused of compiling a "dirty dossier" created to damage his reputation.

"And the reason is simple: Northern Ireland, and the insanity of the so-called "backstop".

Ahead of a potentially hard Conservative Party conference, Mr Hunt said the Prime Minister's efforts to achieve the best outcome for Britain "will be greatly strengthened if we are united behind her". "I am not so sure".

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The UK is leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019, and the government's plan - agreed at Chequers in July - has sparked criticism from Brexiteer Tories as well as the EU.

"Comparing the Prime Minister to that isn't amusing".

"There is no justification for such an outrageous, inappropriate and hurtful analogy", Minister of State for International Development Alistair Burt added. If we don't stop this extraordinary use of language over Brexit, our country might never heal.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid rebuked his former Cabinet colleague, saying: "I think there are much better ways to articulate your differences".

He added: "I know it is not fashionable to point this out, but the United States now boasts economic growth rates far in excess of this country. He delivered the Leave vote, remainers and wannabe future PMs hate him".

Barely 24 hours after the former foreign secretary announced that he and his wife Marina Wheeler are to end their 25-year marriage, Mr Johnson used an article in the Mail On Sunday to dramatically turn up the heat on the prime minister.

The paper says it has seen the document - said to have been written during the Conservative leadership contest - but officials at Downing Street and Conservative Campaign Headquarters have denied circulating it.

Brexit-backing Tory Ross Thomson questioned what Number 10 was playing at and said he was "very disappointed" with the "gutter politics".

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