The UNITED KINGDOM: “The money will be kept until we have more clarity on the way to go,” said Boris Johnson on Brexit
Boris Johnson, considered the favourite to succeed Theresa May, warned Saturday that if he became Prime Minister, he would refuse that the United Kingdom pays the Brexit bill until the European Union agrees to better terms. withdrawal.
“Our friends and partners need to understand that the money will be kept until we have more clarity on the way to go,” said this “Brexit” supporter in a Sunday Times interview. “In a good deal, silver is an excellent solvent and a very good lubricant,” said the former foreign minister, on the occasion of his first speech since the resignation of Theresa May Friday of the head from the Conservative Party.
He wants the UK to leave the EU on October 31st, renegotiated agreement or not
The agreement between London and Brussels, rejected by the British Parliament, provides for the settlement of commitments made by the United Kingdom under the current multiannual budget (2014-2020), which also covers the transitional period provided for by the agreement. The text does not give figures for the invoice, but a method of calculation. The British government has proposed an amount between 40 and 45 billion euros, unconfirmed figures on the side of the EU.
Theresa May remains head of government until the end of July until the party appoints its new leader, who will immediately become prime minister. Boris Johnson is perceived as the favourite among the ten candidates. “Bojo” (54) was one of the great architects of the Brexit victory in the June 2016 referendum. He wants the UK to leave the EU on October 31st, with either a renegotiated Brexit agreement or not with a hard brexit. Appreciated by the base of his party, the former mayor of London raises, however, more contrasted reactions among Tory deputies.
On June 7th, the British court rejected the prosecution of Boris Johnson for lying during the Brexit referendum campaign. Boris Johnson was accused of knowingly lying when he was mayor of London, saying that the UK was paying 350 million pounds a week in Brussels.