‘Not too late to save Brexit’: Boris Johnson’s resignation speech in full


Boris Johnson today accused PM Theresa May of betraying millions of Brexit voters and urged the government to rethink its strategy, adding that the country would never again have the chance to get it right.

The former foreign secretary, who had resigned this month over May’s strategy, told parliament in his resignation speech today: ‘It is not too late to save Brexit. We have time in these negotiations – we have changed tack once and we can change again.’

He added: ‘The problem is not that we failed to make the case for a Free Trade Agreement of the kind spelt out (by May) at Lancaster House, we haven’t even tried. We must try now because we will not get another chance to get it right.’