BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, Prime Minister Theresa May’s former overseas secretary, stated her Brexit plans had been a constitutional outrage that will humiliate the United Kingdom by leaving it below the European Union’s sway for generations to come.
Boris Johnson waves after talking on the Conservative Home fringe assembly on the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples
“It would mean that UK business and industry, our entire economy, would be exposed perpetually to regulations that might have been expressly designed at the behest of foreign competitors to do them down,” Johnson informed the Conservative Party conference within the English metropolis of Birmingham.
“It would mean that whatever the EU came up with in future … all this nonsense we would have to implement with no ability to change or resist,” he stated. “That just isn’t pragmatic, that’s not a compromise – it’s harmful and unstable, politically and economically.
“My fellow Conservatives, this isn’t democracy. That just isn’t what we voted for,” he stated.
Reporting by Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan, enhancing Guy Faulconbridge