John­son likens him­self to the Hulk in Brexit fight

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Global -

Lon­don: British Prime Min­is­ter Boris John­son likened him­self to the comic book char­ac­ter The In­cred­i­ble Hulk in a news­pa­per in­ter­view where he stressed his de­ter­mi­na­tion to take Bri­tain out of the Euro­pean Union on Oc­to­ber 31.

The Mail on Sun­day news­pa­per re­ported that John­son said he would find a way to cir­cum­vent a re­cent par­lia­ment vote or­der­ing him to de­lay Brexit rather than take Bri­tain out of the EU with­out a tran­si­tion deal. “The mad­der Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets,” John­son was quoted as say­ing. “Hulk al­ways es­caped, no mat­ter how tightly bound in he seemed to be — and that is the case for this coun­try. We will come out on Oc­to­ber 31.”

Bri­tain’s par­lia­ment has re­peat­edly re­jected the exit deal ne­go­ti­ated with the EU, and this month re­jected leav­ing with­out a deal — an­ger­ing many Bri­tons who voted to leave the bloc more than three years ago. John­son wants to har­ness that anger to win a ma­jor­ity in an early na­tional elec­tion, but his ef­forts to call one have so far been thwarted by op­po­si­tion par­ties. Liken­ing him­self to the comic book char­ac­ter the In­cred­i­ble Hulk, British PM Boris John­son said, ‘The mad­der Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets. Hulk al­ways es­caped, no mat­ter how tightly bound in he seemed to be —and that is the case for this coun­try. We will come out on Oc­to­ber 31’ For­mer

UK PM David Cameron has slammed PM Boris John­son and In­dian-ori­gin min­is­ter Priti Pa­tel in his mem­oir ‘For The Record’. Cameron said some of his for­mer col­leagues shocked and be­trayed him in their at­tacks on his gov­ern­ment. He sin­gled out Pa­tel, who was the em­ploy­ment min­is­ter in his cab­i­net, for her at­tacks over his gov­ern­ment’s im­mi­gra­tion poli­cies. “It was the be­hav­iour of the em­ploy­ment min­is­ter, Pa­tel, that shocked me most,” says Cameron in his book, which is se­ri­alised in ‘The Sun­day Times’. “She used ev­ery an­nounce­ment, in­ter­view and speech to hammer the gov­ern­ment on im­mi­gra­tion. I was stuck, though: un­able to fire her, be­cause that would make her a Brexit mar­tyr,” he said. Dur­ing the ref­er­en­dum cam­paign, Pa­tel — cur­rently home sec­re­tary and a prom­i­nent Brex­i­teer — called for a visa regime that did not favour the EU over mi­grants from non-EU coun­tries like In­dia. On John­son, Cameron said the PM didn’t re­ally be­lieve in Brexit. “The con­clu­sion I am left with is that he risked an out­come he didn’t be­lieve in be­cause it would help his po­lit­i­cal ca­reer.”

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