Johnson’s attack on May’s Brexit plan divides Conservatives

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London (dpa), 28 Sept. 2018 -  Divisions over Brexit intensified in Britain’s ruling Conservative party on Friday after former foreign minister Boris Johnson launched another scathing attack on Prime Minister Theresa May.  

Johnson presented his own alternative Brexit plan in a 4,500-word article for The Daily Telegraph, saying May’s Brexit proposals, known as the Chequers deal, represented a “moral and intellectual humiliation” and a “democratic disaster.”   The government had delivered a “pretty invertebrate performance” in Brexit negotiations, he said, adding that, “there has been a collective failure of government ... to deliver on the mandate of the people.”   His attack, two days before the Conservative Party conference, increases the pressure on May, who has struggled to unite her party behind her plan even as the deadline for Britain to leave the European Union on March 29 approaches.    

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