Keeping EU rules would be 'betrayal' - B. Johnson

Friday, 18. January 2019 12:14

British MP and Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson warned on Friday that keeping the United Kingdom bound by the rules of the European Union would be a "betrayal." Under that regime, Brussels would be able to regulate British firms without London having a say, he explained.

Johnson also dismissed the idea of a customs union with the EU as a "mistake," and instead advocated for a better trade deal. The Irish backstop, therefore, needs to be removed from any possible agreement, he stated. For that purpose, the UK should withhold at least half of £39 billion divorce bill until that kind of deal is reached.

Speaking at the JCB factory in Staffordshire, the prominent Brexiteer asserted that a no-deal Brexit would forestall "years of uncertainty" that Prime Minister Theresa May's deal would bring, leading to higher pay, cheaper food and clothes.

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