Published: Wed, October 03, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt mocks Boris Johnson's bridge plan

Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt mocks Boris Johnson's bridge plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to salvage her Brexit strategy on Wednesday when she takes the stage at the Conservative Party conference to fend off rising opposition to her plan and hang on to her shaky leadership.

The former foreign secretary accused the Prime Minister of trying to "cheat the electorate" as he said that her plan will lead to the rise of the far Right and far Left.

'We must show everyone in this country that we are that party.

Mr Johnson said that Mrs May's blueprint - which ties Britain to a common rulebook with the European Union for trade in goods - would be "politically humiliating for a £2 trillion economy" and would prevent the United Kingdom from making its own laws and subject it to the directives of Brussels.

He reiterated his call for Britain to leave the EU without a withdrawal deal and negotiate a trade agreement similar to the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Mr Boris Johnson is more known for burning bridges than for building bridges!

'They want to support a party that is decent, moderate and patriotic.

Speaking to BBC Radio from the Conservative Party annual conference, May was asked how long she expected to remain in charge of the country and her party.

A United Kingdom cabinet minister has accused Boris Johnson of being "focused on his own self-interest and not on the interests of our country".

Mrs May said that "Boris always puts on a good show", but pointedly noted that he was "a key part" of the discussions at her country residence which ended with the plan being agreed in July.

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"My fellow Conservatives, this is not democracy".

In his letter to Brady, Duddridge said that he is normally a loyalist, and has never voted against the government until now.

Naming Margaret Thatcher, the prime minister from 1979 to 1990 who remains a hero to many in the party, he called on Conservatives to build more houses and, while courting business, he struck out at bankers over the 2008 financial crisis.

But in an explicit warning that a hard Brexit would derail future spending plans she said this could only happen "when we've secured a good Brexit deal for Britain".

Ms. May has held back on criticizing Mr. Johnson, but on Tuesday, she said his speech had made her "cross".

In an apparent reference to rumours that the anti-Boris Scottish Tory MPs have code-named their plans "Operation A**e", he added: "The reaction in the hall was electric which even those "Operation A***h**es" can't deny".

"We have a very, very strong leader in Scotland in Ruth Davidson who had a very significant contribution to make to this conference".

Ranting before MEPs on Tuesday, arch-liberal and federalist Guy Verhofstadt also personally attacked senior members of the Tory Party and rejected proposals from leadership favourite Boris Johnson to extend the Article 50 process.

Mr Johnson will pay only a flying one-day visit to a conference which has witnessed open warfare within the Tory party over Brexit, which critics say he has done nothing to calm.

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