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Boris eyes up No 10 with blueprint for better Brexit

17 September 2017

But the article - setting out a significant divergence from the Prime Minister's Brexit strategy - was immediately seized upon as evidence of a forthcoming leadership bid or a prelude to a resignation.

The Leave campaign's most eye-catching pledge during the referendum campaign was a claim that ending Britain's contributions to the European Union would free up an extra £350 million a week that could be spent on the NHS.

A week before Prime Minister Theresa May sets out her vision for Brexit in a speech in the Italian city of Florence, Johnson, the foreign secretary, published a newspaper article that roamed well beyond his ministerial brief.

"There are some people woefully underestimating this country, thinking".

But today he said: "This country will succeed in our new national enterprise, and will succeed mightily".

"We have a glorious future".

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Mr Johnson said he was breaking his silence about how he thinks Brexit will make Britain the "greatest country on Earth".

Instead, he publicly pledged his loyalty.

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Johnson also leaves aside question of "bill" of divorce from EU, rights of european immigrants or future of border of Ireland: three great obstacles that stand in negotiations with Brussels. The article made no reference to a transition period the government is expected to negotiate.

Vote Leave emblazoned the figure on its campaign bus and said the money could be used to fund extra spending on public services such as the NHS.

He used the newspaper article to again raise the widely discredited idea that leaving the European Union could allow Britain to add 350 million pounds ($475 million) a week to the National Health Service and argued that lifting regulations and reforming tax rules would allow Britain to prosper.

Jeremy Corbyn said Mr Johnson's comments "laid bare the conflicts at the heart of Theresa May's government over Brexit" and undermined the prime minister's authority.

"Once we have settled our accounts, we will take back control of roughly £350 million per week", he wrote in Saturday's (16 September) edition.

Mrs Rudd also said Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson "has a point" when she criticised Mr Johnson for submitting the piece as London suffered another terror attack.

"The real PM just raised the threat level", he said. Meanwhile guy who wants to replace her issues a prelude to resignation, to save face over 350 million pounds.

Boris eyes up No 10 with blueprint for better Brexit