Bryant – Boris’ bluster on ‘no deal’ makes him sound like Trump’s spokesman, not the Foreign Secretary

Britain has no plan for leaving the European Union with no deal, Boris Johnson said today, despite the Government’s repeated threat that Britain could end up leaving the bloc with no agreement.

Speaking in the House of Commons, the Foreign Secretary said: "There is no plan for no deal, because we'll get a great deal."

Commenting, Chris Bryant MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“Boris Johnson’s bluster about getting a ‘great deal’ makes him sound like Donald Trump’s unofficial spokesman, not the British Foreign Secretary.

“For the Government to threaten to leave the EU with no deal, while boasting about not having a plan for that eventuality, is completely unacceptable. If we crash out with no deal, it will be the British people, not Boris Johnson, who will pay for it in fewer jobs, less trade, and higher prices.

“Ministers have to drop this absurd threat of leaving with no deal, which would leave us worse off and for which the Foreign Secretary says they have done no preparation. Instead, they should negotiate a close relationship with Europe based on cooperation rather than confrontation.”