Published: Mon, July 08, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Johnson: UK will be ‘match fit’ for a no-deal Brexit

Johnson: UK will be ‘match fit’ for a no-deal Brexit

Mr Johnson said: "For years, British farmers have been given a poor deal by the EU's Common Agricultural Policy - but it's clear that Scottish farmers have been particularly poorly treated".

Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary seen as the frontrunner in the race to replace Theresa May as British Prime Minister, on Monday pledged a "new and improved" trading relationship with India if he is elected.

Johnson's latest intervention was welcomed as a "fantastic commitment" by Priti Patel, one of the senior-most Indian-origin Tory MPs who is part of the "Back Boris" leadership campaign.

Under plans set out as he campaigned for the Tory leadership, Mr Johnson said they would receive the same per hectare farming payment as the United Kingdom average after Brexit. He has taken a slightly softer position than Johnson when it comes to the October 31st deadline, saying he would be willing to adjust that date slightly if an acceptable deal was within reach.

"We will call a no-confidence vote when we believe that those Conservative members of parliament who have said that they would support a no-confidence motion in the government in order to stop a no-deal are likely to support it", he said.

He restated his promise to protect the rights of European Union expats in the United Kingdom and to put the £39 billion divorce settlement in a state of "creative ambiguity" to use as leverage to secure a deal.

"If our friends feel they can not agree, then we will be match fit for no deal", he added.

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Harry, Meghan and Archie are also sitting on a green bench with gold detailing which also holds a very sweet meaning. Archie wore a handmade replica of the royal christening robe which was made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter.


He also made clear the United Kingdom would be prepared to tear up red tape and slash taxes.

'We must be able to properly punish those who betray our country, ' he said.

'I have had enough of being told that we can not do it - that the sixth biggest economy in the world is not strong enough to run itself and go forward in the world'.

"We can choose more of the same, or we can choose change: delivering Brexit on 31 October, uniting the country and beating [Jeremy] Corbyn".

He may find his hands tied, however, as the Conservatives do not have a majority in parliament and most lawmakers in parliament oppose a no-deal Brexit.

The newspaper reported that Mr Johnson would aim to boost non-university options as ways of getting ahead and reinvigorate plans for a £100 million "retraining fund" to give workers useful skills.

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