Insiders say Boris Johnson's attack on Chequers puts jobs and national unity at risk

Mail Online | 9/29/2018 | Jason Groves Political Editor For The Daily Mail
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Downing Street rounded on Boris Johnson last night following his latest attack on Theresa May’s Chequers plan.

Insiders accused the former foreign secretary of putting jobs and national unity at risk.

Article - Chequers - Proposals - Humiliation - Electorate

In a 4,600-word article, he had claimed the Chequers proposals were a ‘moral and intellectual humiliation’ that would cheat the electorate. And in a series of interviews, he refused four times to rule out challenging Mrs May for the Tory leadership.

He also refused to say whether he would join hardline Eurosceptics in voting down Chequers if it came to the Commons.

Row

The row came as:

Mr Johnson’s incendiary intervention reignited the Tories’ Brexit wars, which are now certain to overshadow this week’s conference.

Mrs - May - EU - Withdrawal - Agreement

He called on Mrs May to tear up the EU withdrawal agreement, which was signed last December following months of painstaking negotiations, and pursue a ‘super-Canada’ trade deal.

He said this would allow the UK to drop its obligation to ensure frictionless trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic, with technology ensuring...
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