Boris Johnson was speaking at a conference in London and asked the audience if “Brexit was a good idea” and asked them to raise their hands up, but almost no one did which left him looking confused.
In response the no show of hands, Johnson said, “I got the feeling that might be the case as we went along, but I’m undaunted.”
He then moved on quickly and said, “The problem at the moment, it’s about what we’re not getting right now.
“I’ve said this before, it’s a Brexit government or it’s nothing.
“We got a massive mandate to change, people wanted change in their lives, people wanted to see things done differently, and I’ve got to put my hands up for this as much as anybody, we haven’t done enough yet to convince them.
“That it can deliver the changes they do want to see, I think they are particularly dismayed about the small boats crossing the channel and they also don’t feel the economic change.
“We’ve got to break out of the model that we’re in.”
Johnson then raised concerns over the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal for the Northern Ireland Protocol and said he would find it difficult to vote for.
Johnson added, “I’m going to find it very difficult to vote for something like this myself, because I believed we should’ve done something very different.
“No matter how much plaster came off the ceiling in Brussels.
“I hope that it will work and I also hope that if it doesn’t work we will have the guts to employ that (Northern Ireland Protocol) Bill again, because I have no doubt at all that that is what brought the EU to negotiate seriously.”