All the times Boris Johnson has contradicted his own arguments for Brexit
Boris Johnson delivered a speech today calling for Theresa May to implement a hard Brexit.
The foreign secretary called for the UK to be tough on immigration and trade.
Yet Johnson has previously argued the complete opposite on multiple occasions.
Friends say the reversal is due to his own leadership ambitions.
LONDON — Boris Johnson today called on Theresa May to commit to a hard Brexit outside of the single market and customs union, complete with tougherimmigration rules.
The foreign secretary warned that any attempt to “frustrate” Brexit or leave Britain closely aligned to the EU after exiting, would be a “betrayal” of the vote to leave the EU.
However, what is not well known is that until he decided to join the campaign to leave the EU, Johnson took the polar opposite position on Brexit.
Far from being a committed hard Brexiteer, the foreign secretary actually had a long record as an MP and Mayor of London, of arguing for Britain to remain closely aligned with Europe.
Here are all the times that the foreign secretary has fundamentally contradicted his own arguments on Brexit.
“I am in favour of staying in the single market”
Boris Johnson now says it would be “mad” to stay in the single market after Brexit. Here’s what he said before joining the Leave campaign. pic.twitter.com/UCeifCf0dC https://t.co/qkMjHONY6q
— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) January 15, 2018
Johnson today said that any attempt to stay in the single market would be a “betrayal” of the vote to leave the EU. However, this was very far from his position before the referendum.
“I would vote to stay in the single market,” Johnson told Sky News in 2013.
“I’m in favour of the single market. I want us to be able to trade freely with our European friends and partners.”
“Personally, I would like to stay in the …read more
Source:: Business Insider