Boris Johnson backs May’s Brexit agreement ahead of key vote
Boris Johnson has changed his mind once more and said he would now vote for Theresa May’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in the Commons today.
The former Foreign Secretary has previously described the deal as dead, a humiliation, claiming it would turning Britain into a ‘colony’.
However on Friday morning he took to Twitter to say he would vote for the deal, else Brexit could be lost.
We therefore run the risk of being forced to accept an even worse version of Brexit or losing Brexit altogether. A bad deal that we have a chance to improve in the next stage of negotiations must be better than those alternatives
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) March 29, 2019
The vote, taking place on the day Britain was due to leave the European Union, is later on Friday.
Theresa May is once again battling to get a House of Commons majority for her Withdrawal Agreement.
The Prime Minister has split the legally binding treaty segment of her Brexit deal from the declaration on future relations with the EU in order to ensure MPs could vote on it.
But it’s an uphill battle as the DUP, key Government allies, joined Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in saying they would vote against the move.
Under the terms of an agreement with Brussels, if passed by MPs on Friday the vote would qualify the UK to be granted an automatic delay to May 22 of the formal date of Brexit.
Via Sky News