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'Not too late to save Brexit': ex-foreign secretary Johnson
 
London, Jul 18 (AFP) Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson urged the government today to change its strategy for leaving the European Union, telling MPs in a rousing speech it was "not too late to save Brexit".

He warned that Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for close economic ties -- over which he and Brexit secretary David Davis quit last week -- "is BRINO, or Brexit in name only".

In his first speech to the House of Commons since resigning, where he was flanked by supporters including Davis, Johnson said May could still change course.

"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 said.

But he added a deal must be struck now, saying it was "nonsense" that Britain could agree a compromise now that it could later unpick.

With May's plan "we are volunteering for economic vassalage", he said, adding that it would leave Britain in "miserable permanent limbo".

He said May initially proposed a "glorious vision" for Brexit, which involved breaking from the EU's courts, customs unions and single market, and forging new trade deals.

But in the past 18 months, "it is as though a fog of self-doubt has descended", he said.

"We dithered and we burned through our negotiating capital," he said, noting the agreement to settle Britain's financial affairs without the legal promise of a future trade deal.

Johnson demanded Britons "believe in this country".

"There is time, and if the prime minister can fix that vision once again... then I believe she can deliver a great Brexit for Britain," he said.


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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
I am a big flop actor: Karan Johar
 (Mumbai, May 5, 2018): Filmmaker Karan Johar is in mood to take up full-fledged acting jobs.  
Bittersweet moment for us: Akshaye on Vinod Khanna's Dadasaheb Phalke honour
Happy Sonam is getting married, Anand a great guy: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Auctioning 'Rustom' costume for good cause: Akshay Kumar
KERALA NEWS
Kerala among 13 states on thunderstorm alert
 (New Delhi, May 7, 2018): Thunderstorms accompanied by squall, hail and heavy rains are likel
Kerala Karshaka Jadha Opens to a Great Beginning / Video
Malappuram press club attack: RSS workers nabbed
Workers injured in mudslide at construction site
NATIONAL NEWS
Woman alleges rape by Delhi-based singer
 New Delhi, July 18 (PTI) A woman has accused a Delhi-based Punjabi singer of raping her, the police
Opposition parties commit to fight against any amendment in RTI Act
Tharoor blames right-wing activists for attacks, demands PM intervention
Two dead, 3,500 relocated as rains lash parts of Gujarat
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