Johnson backs PM Brexit deal even though he once called it ‘A Suicide Vest’

Boris Johnson has announced that he will now back the PM Brexit deal after Theresa May promised to quit once the UK leaves the EU with her deal, which has already been rejected twice by the Commons.

However, he might want to cast his mind back to this Mail on Sunday front page…

Johnson used his Telegraph newspaper column to blast the prime minister’s “chicken” government and to tell the EU to “let my people go”.

Johnson wrote: “We are not leaving this Friday because the government has chickened out. For almost three years every Tory MP has chirruped the mantra that no deal would be better than a bad deal.”

“I believed that the government was sincere in making that claim, and I believed that the PM genuinely had the 29th of March inscribed in her heart.

“I am afraid I misread the government. We have blinked. We have baulked. We have bottled it completely.”

 

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