Johnson claims there is broad consensus on Brexit

Saturday, 22. June 2019 17:03

If the European Union imposes import tariffs unilaterally after the United Kingdom's departure, it would be the first such decision since the Napoleonic times, said Boris Johnson, candidate for the leadership position in the Conservative Party and the country's government. Speaking in Birmingham on Saturday, he asserted the "commonsensical solution" would be to take the so-called Northern Ireland backstop issues and address them in the context of the free trade agreement, which is to be reached later. There is broad consensus on Brexit, Johnson stated.

The former mayor of London wouldn't comment about why police has come to his home, which he shares with his girlfriend. Asked about the intervention, reportedly over a domestic row, he stated: "People are entitled to ask about me and my determination, my character and what I want to do for the country... People are entitled to ask about me and my determination, my character and what I want to do for the country."

Johnson, who also used to be the secretary of state for foreign and Commonwealth affairs, turned to the need for investment in education and infrastructure, saying "too many people feel left behind," and pointed to broadband and transportation.

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