Sunday, September 30, 2018

Johnson ups the pressure as UK's May gathers fractious party

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Many potential successors inside and outside her cabinet will address delegates this week, notably Boris Johnson, who quit as foreign minister in July over May's Brexit plan (AFP Photo/Ian KINGTON)

British Prime Minister Theresa May and her allies called for unity Sunday after former colleague Boris Johnson hijacked the opening of their Conservative party's annual conference with another attack on the government's Brexit plan.

Former foreign minister Johnson, long tipped as a successor to May, used a newspaper interview to condemn her plan for close economic ties with the EU as "deranged" and "preposterous".

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