Boris Johnson has spoken out clearly in favour of a clean Brexit.
He stated: “This option is closest to what people actually voted for. When 17.4million chose to leave the EU, they didn’t vote to stay locked in the customs union or the single market. They didn’t vote for anything like Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement. They voted to come out. It is no deal, or WTO terms, that actually corresponds to their idea of coming out.”
The former Foreign Secretary went onto attack Mrs Mays “lamentable” Withdrawal Agreement.
Downing Street however hit-back: “During the referendum campaign itself Boris Johnson said ‘we want a relationship based on trade and cooperation in relation to Europe’.”
Johnsons comments come as momentum gathers behind the Parliamentary petition backing no deal Brexit. It has now passed 310,000 signatures. Once a petition passes 100,000 signatures it should be considered for a Parliamentary debate however it has currently been waiting 24 days for a debate date to be set.