MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The United Kingdom's previous administration was wrong to enter into the European Union's Treaty of Lisbon and allow "judicial activism" extend into the country, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Thursday.
"I think the Treaty of Lisbon was a step too far, and I think it was a great mistake. I think we should have rejected it. I think it unnecessarily expanded EU competence," Johnson told the parliamentary foreign affairs select committee.
"In particular, what it got wrong was the extension of EU competence to the field of human rights… In my view it leads to all sorts of extensions of EU judicial activism," Johnson said.