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    In this Thursday, May 25, 2017 file photo British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrive for a meeting during the NATO summit of heads of state and government, at the NATO headquarters, in Brussels. British ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has slammed Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit policy, a move likely to fuel speculation that he is seeking to oust her. Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph on Monday Sept. 3, 2018 that May's so-called Chequers plan for continued ties with the European Union after Brexit will leave Britain in a weakened position

    Boris Johnson: British People Did Not Vote for Colony Status

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    The former UK foreign secretary has previously stated that the country is on the verge of total surrender in the Brexit negotiations, adding that the decision to remain in the customs union with the EU would make the country a European colony.

    Ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson criticised the government’s Brexit policy on Tuesday, calling it "theatre" and once again stating that London had time to change its course on the matter in order to get a better deal with the bloc.

    "We still have time to go for something better — a SuperCanada free trade deal that will allow the UK to benefit from brexit and actually respect the referendum. The future can be bright if only we change course now," Johnson stated on Twitter.

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    "We will be doomed to remain in the customs union and under Brussels' regulatory control. People did not vote for colony status," he added.

    The politician’s statement comes after Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington announced that the Brexit deal was "almost within touching distance" and that it would be possible for London and Brussels to reach an agreement this week.

    The latest deadline for a Brexit deal to be signed off, widely perceived practical, is during the last European Council meeting in December.


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