Posted: Jun 14, 2019 5:20 pm
by Scot Dutchy
Here we go again.

Boris Johnson pledges to drop backstop in 'orderly' Brexit plan

Tory leadership frontrunner says he would push for alternative arrangements

Boris Johnson has claimed he can achieve an “orderly, managed Brexit” on deadline by ditching the Northern Irish backstop in favour of “alternative arrangements”.

Giving an extensive BBC interview after facing criticism for ducking media scrutiny, the Conservative leadership frontrunner insisted he was not aiming for a no-deal Brexit.

“I think that we can get to a situation in which we are able to leave smoothly with an orderly, managed Brexit, and that’s what we should be aiming for,” he told the World at One. “But the only way to make sure that we convince our partners that we’re determined to get that outcome is to prepare for no deal – and I think people do understand that.”

WTF. An arse first class.