Boris Johnson repeats controversial '£350m-a-week for NHS' Brexit claim

Britain's State Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Johnson attends an informal meeting of European Union Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Tallinn

The Foreign Secretary came under fire over a 4000-word newspaper article about the potential benefits of Brexit.

Boris Johnson has chose to take gauntlet and challenge "premier" Theresa May with his own plan for a Brexit "glorious".

Johnson also leaves aside question of "bill" of divorce from EU, rights of european immigrants or future of border of Ireland: three great obstacles that stand in negotiations with Brussels.

Today Boris Johnson renewed his misleading call for £350m to be spent on the NHS, Lord Pearson said the move "smelled" of a leadership bid.

"As we prepare to leave the European Union it is therefore vital that we agree a new way to ensure continued security, law enforcement and criminal justice cooperation", she said.

It sent a shock wave through Westminster and was seen by Mr Johnson's critics as a bid to reignite his hopes of leading the Conservative Party.

Corbyn, meanwhile, said Johnson's comments on the "fantasy" £350m figure was another attempt to "mislead the British public".

In the article, he revived the contested claim Brexit could free up £350m a week for the NHS.

"This country will succeed in our new national enterprise, and will succeed mightily, " he said, dismissing any suggestion that Brexit will be reversed.

She is expected to give an update on Brexit negotiations and "will underline the government's wish for a deep and special partnership with the European Union once the United Kingdom leaves the EU", the prime minister's spokesman said. "I don't want him managing the Brexit process, what we've got is Theresa May managing that process, she's driving the auto and I'm going to make sure we help her do that".

Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, this morning she clarified: 'What I meant by that is I don't want him managing the Brexit process'.

"All behind Theresa for a glorious Brexit", he added.

He says: And yes - once we have settled our accounts, we will take back control of roughly £350 million per week.

The fourth round of Brexit negotiations between Britain and the European Union is scheduled to start on Sept 25.

The foreign secretary also rounded on critics of Brexit "who think we are going to bottle it" and warned so-called Remoaners against treating the 17.4m Brexit voters as "fools".

"It would be very nice if we could get a clear message on where the British are" on their financial obligations with the EU, Danish Finance Minister Anders Samuelsen said in an interview in Copenhagen on Friday.



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