Boris Johnson “deeply regrets” going down Brexit route close sources reveal

Boris Johnson has admitted he “deeply regrets” going down the Brexit route according to sources close to the former Foreign Secretary.

Matt Kelly, editor of The New European, revealed on Twitter that someone who knows Johnson very well said he now wishes he had sent the other letter.

The source said: “He knows he’s fucked up massively. Now he’s working out how to get himself out of the mess.”

Johnson penned two articles ahead of the Brexit vote before he shocked Prime Minister David Cameron by revealing he would be campaigning to leave the European Union.

In the unpublished Remain-backing article, revealed in a new book and published in The Sunday Times, he supported membership of the free trade zone.

“This is a market on our doorstep, ready for further exploitation by British firms,” Mr Johnson wrote.

“The membership fee seems rather small for all that access.

“Why are we so determined to turn our back on it?”

In a column wrote before the referendum was announced Johnson also advised fellow ministers to stop blaming Brussels for all our problems, saying if Britain left the EU “we would have to recognise that most of our problems are not caused by Brussels”.

He said: “Why are we still, person for person, so much less productive than the Germans? That is now a question more than a century old, and the answer is nothing to do with the EU. In or out of the EU, we must have a clear vision of how we are going to be competitive in a global economy.”

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30 Responses

    1. philip

      Indeed. That says it all, doesn’t it? The man is a self-absorbed, self-obsessed narcissist who pays no regard to the consequences of is behaviour on anybody but himself.

  1. Xisor

    Or faced with a history style question, where you had to choose a side of the debate, he couldn’t so he wrote 2 essays and he inadvertently handed in the rubbish one.

  2. Charlotte Lee

    I’m unsure if Boris is stupid or if it’s a clown act to get away with telling Tory lies, as on the same show everybody made a fuss because he said Germany never used chemical weapons in wars, he said an even bigger lie that nobody seems to have noticed, because he said there wasn’t a vote on the 2nd war against Iraq, when more Tories voted yes to it than other Parties. He either doesn’t know what the party he belongs to does, or it’s an experiment to see if all most people really remember about politics is last Tory propaganda headline they read

  3. Charlotte Lee

    I think Boris Johnson knows what he’s doing, and his clown act is an experiment to see how Tory propaganda the media is and see how stupid most people are. When he said a stupid thing on a TV show during the time he was trying to get support to arm extremists in Syria against Assad, the media made a fuss about his stupid comment, but the media didn’t care when he said on same show that there wasn’t a vote on second war against Iraq, when we wouldn’t have gone to war the second time if more Tories hadn’t voted yes than other parties. That means he’s seeing what lies he can get away with, the media is in with him by getting people to concentrate on his stupid comment so they hear him say the lies, or he’s an idiot, and he was given a top cabinet position.
    He was making comments about what Muslim women wear, but it’s Tories going along with the USA that has caused Islamic extremism. He’s a Bullingdon Club Tory where interests of a few outweigh society. He wants to take us to time when Thatcher made rest of Europe dislike us because it was preventing upper classes, bankers and corporations mistreating most British people, such as EU saying workers have enough breaks and genetically modified ingredients should be labelled, and while more old people were dying of cold than ever before, the secret service whistle blower David Shayler told how she was going alone with USA funding extremists in Libya. Thatcher also made us only country which allowed USA to use us as airport to bomb Libya, which caused the Lockerbie bomb.

  4. Charlotte Lee

    Funny how they act all nationalist to get power and votes, when most of them have something to prove. Nigel Lawson advising us to leave the EU while he applies to live in France seems as if his family behaviour is genetic, as while his daughter was looking up her family history, it said their first relative to come here was a man escaping the law from another country. It’s funny how people believe any old reality.
    Like how people think Boris Johnson is a great nationalist because he made a stupid comment about what Muslim women wear, when his family changed their name to Johnson from the Turkish asylum seeker relative name so they sound more British.
    Prince Philip was complaining his family didn’t have his last name, but he wants to use the name Mountbatten which was from his German mother, changed from Battenberg to sound more British

  5. steve

    I’ve always thought he was planted into Leave by Cameron; the idea being he ensures Leave would get slaughtered, six months later everyone has put it behind and Boris gets a blow job from Dave. Think about it. That number on the bus…despite that remainiacs insist leavers are too stupid to know how to vote and were all convinced by that one suggestion, really it can only have the purpose of giving remaniacs a target to shoot at. Really study BoJo’s pre vote, he was an obvious plant. The whole thing was rigged and still remain had their bums slapped.

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  7. Barbara Stevens

    he;s not a one man show.. what he believes sometimes is not what many others believe..and some how, unless he openly states his regrets.. i read this article with some confusion and not believing its contents fully..he usually makes his feelings known by himself not via reporters..he’s no fool..and like us all makes mistakes..he’s no different..he’s exposed to the media hype it comes with political life..but whatever for me he represents honesty and truth and a true Englishman.. like him or not…

  8. Paul Taylor

    He did indeed write two articles and tried to make the case for each side of the argument.. This is a common form of analysis and usually employed by deep logical thinkers that wish to make an important choice. The choice they then make is the strongest one and the most likely for success … The boy did good!

    1. He was calculating the best way to become PM. Not what the best course for the country was . It was a decision based upon his own ambitions to be leader of the Cons and the country.

      1. tim Suffolk

        This is my theaory as well. He has been hoist with his own petard . He was as sure as Cameron that Leave would loose . He would then have gained credit with the Brexireer wing of the Tory party while the counrty remains in the EU . Then
        he would be a in good position for realise his amboitioin of becoming PM when Cameron stepped down in 2017 , as the latter had said he would. The shocked look on Johnson’s face the moring after the referendum said it all. He and his mate Gove had to devise a plan to get him of the hook . Ortherwise he would have hed tp pick up the poisined challis of negotiating brexit. He certainly did not want that! I think all his political actions are about the game of advancing the career of Boris Johnson and NOT AT ALL about what is good for the counrtry. THe articles were an exercise in journalism but tragically the wrong one got sent in.

  9. P Powell

    I doubt he regrets it. People think if we leave the EU then Tories will start doing what’s best for most people or society. Yet they forget when Thatcher caused trouble for us with Europe before because EU was preventing upper classes, bankers and corporations mistreating most people, such as EU saying workers should have enough breaks and genetically modified ingredients should be labelled, the secret service whistle blower told how Tories were going along with USA funding Al Qaeda against Gaddafi, a country people didn’t pay household bills, while more old British people were dying of cold than before.
    When Boris Johnson was on a TV show trying to get support to arm extremists in Syria against Assad, like how IS are driving around Syria in trucks USA sent there, the media made a fuss about a stupid comment he made, but media didn’t say anything when he said on the same show that there wasn’t a vote on second war against Iraq, when more Tories voted yes to it than other parties. That means he’s either very clever and knows what he’s doing to get media to make a fuss about his stupid comment, so he can see what other Tory lies he can get away with, or him and the media are stupid, yet we let him in positions of power to decide who we have peace with.

  10. P Powell

    Woops didn’t realise it was same page that I left a similar comment earlier on my other profile called Charlotte Lee, as on my boyfriend’s computer now and writing under his name as his name is saved

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