Tories hit out at the timing of 'Backseat' Boris's article

Casey Dawson
September 19, 2017

The head of the statistics watchdog is standing by his criticism of Boris Johnson's Brexit article despite the Foreign Secretary's aides claiming he was "absolutely fine" with the piece.

"Labour's commitment to a limited transitional period on the same basic terms - including within the single market and a customs union with the EU - would benefit British businesses and workers".

"I think what Boris has done, is help to reenergise the Leave debate".

The secretary of Interior Amber Rudd, supported in your day of stay in European Union, publicly accused Johnson of wanting to direct Brexit "from back seat".

French daily newspaper Le Monde described the Foreign Secretary's intervention as having "a nationalist tone" and warned that it "risks reviving the war on Europe within the Tories and weakening the already hard position of the Prime Minister, not only on the domestic level, but in the negotiations with the EU-27". We do not control them.

'Yesterday, I chaired Cobra, I went to see the police.

Despite some anger from Cabinet colleagues, one of which accused Boris of putting his "personal ambition before the interests of the country", Downing Street insisted that Johnson had not contradicted government policy, although there was some irritation he had not cleared the article before its publication on Friday.

Johnson's approval ratings have declined, with a survey last month showing support within the Tory party for the onetime mayor of London as a future leader had dropped percentage points to 9%.

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But Tobias Ellwood, the Defence minister, acknowledged there was now disunity within the Conservative Party over Brexit. "It's time for those who think that Brexit will be a 'disaster" to rally together, says the Guardian.

The timing of his Brexit broadside is important because Ms.

She said the PM had full confidence in Mr Johnson and would not answer questions of process on whether Number 10 has to clear ministers' articles before they are published.

More than £2bn worth of United Kingdom exports to Canada could be in jeopardy after Brexit, Theresa May has been warned as she flies to Ottawa for her first official meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, The Independent writes.

May, who as it happens is in Canada, said today she would not choose either of those paths, but one that she would not describe - other than to say it has no precedent in the history of the EU.

The Foreign Secretary is not due to travel to with the prime minister for her flying visit to Ottawa - she is in the country for just 8 hours - but the pair will be reunited at the United Nations General Assembly summit in NY later in the week.

The two leaders are also expected to discuss a trade dispute involving Canadian aerospace company Bombardier, which is a major employer in Belfast.

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