Just hours after the ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson branded PM Theresa May’s Chequers plan a “fix” that will leave the UK with “diddly squat”, Downing Street has hit back.
May’s spokesman has said that the Chequers proposal was “the only credible and negotiable plan” on offer: “The Chequers proposals are the only credible and negotiable plan which has been put forward and which will deliver on the will of the British people.”
“There’s no new ideas in this article to respond to. What we need at this time is serious leadership with a serious plan. That’s exactly what the country has with this prime minister and this Brexit plan,” he added.
Earlier today, Johnson had used his Telegraph column to criticise May’s Chequers plan for leaving the European Union. In his article, Johnson had written that the main problem with Brexit was “not that we have failed, but that we have not even tried”.