The United Kingdom needs to formalise changes to Brexit deal’s Irish border backstop such as a time limit and an exit mechanism, former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said.
“Some of the ideas that the prime minister has mentioned in the House do seem sensible,” Johnson, told BBC radio. “I think you would need a time limit.”
“I think I would want to look very carefully at what was being proposed and it would have to give the United Kingdom a UK-sized exit from the backstop,” he said.
“The most promising way forward is to do what is called the Malthouse compromise. The exciting thing about this is that it actually has the support of colleagues on both sides.” he added.
Boris Johnson, the high-profile Brexit campaigner said that Prime Minister Theresa May would get widespread support if she got the European Union to ditch the Irish backstop.
With less than nine weeks until the UK is due by law to leave the European Union on March 29, there is no Article 50 agreement yet.
German and other European Union member-states ministers told Britain their draft Brexit agreement could not be renegotiated.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is attempting to keep the last week’s deal alive and push it through the UK parliament amid criticism from pro-Brexit politicians, Northern Ireland’s unionists from one hand and those who want to keep closer EU ties from the other.
However some Tory MPs continue to press for late changes to the deal.
Ministers from the 27 EU countries are meeting in Brussels ahead of the deal being finalised on Sunday Summit.
The UK former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said he supports Prime Minister Theresa May and his opposition was not to her but to her proposals for Brexit plan, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday;
Prime Minister Theresa May сoncept to leave the European Union is overwhelmingly opposed by the British public and more than a third of voters would support a new right-wing political party committed to quitting the bloc, according to a new poll.
Political vulnerability of May government was exposed by the survey which found voters would prefer Boris Johnson, who quit as her foreign minister to negotiate with the EU and lead the Conservative Party into the next election.
Only 16% of voters say May is handling the Brexit negotiations well, compared with 34% who say that Johnson would do a better job, according to the poll conducted by YouGov for The Sunday Times newspaper.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned on Monday, July 9, over Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans of Article 50 Brexit arrangements, the second resignation in a day leaving the British leader Brexit proposal in a profound crisis.
“This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary,” May’s spokesman said in a statement. “His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work.”
On the 9 July 2018, following the resignation of David Davis Dominic Raab was appointed Secretary of State for Exiting of the European Union.
Britain’s proposal for a customs partnership with the European Union after Brexit is “crazy“, foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said, deepening divisions in the government of Prime Minister Theresa May. He criticised Prime Minister Theresa May’s compromise policy as a “crazy system” that would leave the UK “locked in the tractor beam of Brussels”, in an interview with Daily Mail newspaper ahead of his visit to Washington.
“If the EU decides to impose punitive tariffs on something the UK wants to bring in cheaply there’s nothing you can do” – Johnson continued.
“That’s not taking back control of your trade policy, it’s not taking back control of your laws, it’s not taking back control of your borders and it’s actually not taking back control of your money either, because tariffs would get paid centrally back to Brussels.”
The words got positive assessment of Nigel Farage, considering them “sensible”.
Johnson said the trade deal with the USA in not attainable if the UK remained “in the lunar pull of Brussels”. He clarified that Americans wanted to see “