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    'Old Man in a Hurry': Johnson's Attack Ricochets as Twitter Points to His 'Lies'

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    Former Cabinet member Boris Johnson has "conned decent, moderate people to vote Leave on the basis" of "lies," argued a Twitter user. He was joined by many on the social media platform, who attempted to expose the dubious ways of the former Foreign Minister.

    In his weekly column, Mr. Johnson has published a fresh set of metaphors, likening Britain's Brexit strategy to going into "battle with the white flag fluttering over our leading tank."

    The former minister of the Prime Minister's Cabinet, Mr. Johnson's crushed the government's Chequers agreement, writing that the real scandal is "not that we have failed, but that we have not even tried" on Brexit.

    However, his rhetoric prompted a strong response online, with users and politicians highlighting a number of facts — Mr. Johnson misleading the public during the Brexit campaign, with him being part of the very Cabinet that he's now attacking and his political leadership ambitions taking precedence.

    Mr. Johnson's alleged aspiration to claim the leadership of the Conservative Party has been brought up on a number of occasions, marking the disagreements between the former foreign secretary and Prime Minister Theresa May.

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    Prime Minister's spokesman said there is "no new ideas to respond to," following the article by the former Foreign Minister. 

    Mr. Johnson's latest offensive against the PM and the government's approach to Brexit negotiations comes amid the fast-approaching deadline for Britain. According to Michel Barnier, EU's chief negotiator, Brexit talks must be complete before the end of October to give the 27 EU countries time to sign off the deal.

    British MPs will get to vote on the final deal in the UK Parliament before 29 March 2019, which is when the UK is meant to exit the union.

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