Boris Johnson set to vote against PM Sunak’s Brexit deal

Boris Johnson and Brexit sign

Former British prime minister Boris Johnson says he will vote against current premier Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal in a key vote later on Wednesday.

Mr Johnson, who had already voiced concerns about the deal brokered with Brussels, confirmed that he would not be backing the deal when MPs vote on the Stormont brake in the Commons later.

“The proposed arrangements would mean either that Northern Ireland remained captured by the EU legal order and was increasingly divergent from the rest of the UK,” Mr Johnson said in a statement.

They also meant that the whole of the UK could not properly diverge and take advantage of Brexit.

“That is not acceptable. I will be voting against the proposed arrangements today,” stated the former British prime minister. “Instead, the best course of action is to proceed with the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill and make sure that we take back control.”


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