Boris revives leadership bid with ‘mighty’ Brexit pledge
London: UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson set out his plans for a “glorious” Brexit on Saturday that angered colleagues and reignited speculation he would challenge PM Theresa May for the leadership of the Conservative party.
With May due to set out her vision for Brexit in Florence on Friday, Johnson published an article, saying Britain would not pay to access European markets in the future. Once out of the EU, the country should borrow to invest in infrastructure, reform the tax code and set immigration levels as it sees fit. Johnson also repeated the controversial claim that the government would be 350 million pounds better off per week once outside the EU.
“Brexit isn’t going to happen. I am here to tell you that this country will succeed in our new national enterprise, and will succeed mightily. We have a glorious future.”