Boris re­vives lead­er­ship bid with ‘mighty’ Brexit pledge

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES GLOBAL -

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.”

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