Brexit Politics – Boris Johnson Belts Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit Plan

Posted on Wed 10/03/2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson fires up the dull Conservative conference in Birmingham by denouncing Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for a fudged exit from Europe:

The room erupted into cheers when he said Ms May needed “to chuck Chequers”, as her Brexit proposals are known.

“Do not believe them when they say there is no other plan and no alternative,” Mr Johnson told the hundreds of Conservatives who queued to get a seat in a 1,500-seat conference hall.

“This is the moment to chuck Chequers,” he said.

“If we cheat the electorate, and Chequers is a cheat, we will escalate that sense of mistrust.”

With just six months before Britain leaves the European Union, Ms May’s precarious position at the helm of her party has been further shaken by criticism of her plans, both at home and in Brussels…

The BBC’s Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg wrote on Twitter: “This is what we would euphemistically call a ‘wide ranging speech’ — a blatant pitch for leadership by Johnson, right in heart of conference where May meant to be in charge.”

Indeed.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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