Theresa May is on the brink of ‘total surrender’ to the EU, Boris Johnson has warned, as pressure intensifies on the prime minister.
The former foreign secretary urged the Cabinet to mutiny against the prime minister’s withdrawal plans at a crunch meeting on Tuesday.
If Mrs May’s plans for a backstop customs deal with the EU, aimed at preventing a hard border in Northern Ireland, went through Britain could be reduced to the status of a colony, he claimed.
Plans for a backstop, which would keep the UK in a customs union with the EU if the Irish border issue is not resolved, would be worse than remaining in the EU, Mr Johnson added.
In a stinging attack in his Daily Telegraph column, Mr Johnson said Mrs May’s agenda would see the UK ‘remain in captivity’. Read more