Deccan Chronicle - - WORLD -

Lon­don, Sept. 15: Bri­tish for­eign sec­re­tary Boris John­son made a ral­ly­ing cry for Brexit on Satur­day in what will be viewed as a chal­lenge to Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May, one week be­fore her own big speech on the sub­ject.

In a 4,000-word ar­ti­cle for the Daily Tele­graph news­pa­per, Mr John­son ar­gued for a clean break with the Euro­pean Union, par­tic­u­larly on the fraught is­sue of bud­get pay­ments.

Mr John­son, who has long been tipped as a fu­ture Prime Min­is­ter, played a key role in the ref­er­en­dum vote to leave the bloc last year but since then has largely stayed out of do­mes­tic politics.

His in­ter­ven­tion, ex­actly a week be­fore Ms May makes a ma­jor speech on Brexit next Fri­day, raised more than a few eye­brows among politi­cians and com­men­ta­tors.

Boris John­son

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