13 Sep 2019

Johnson confronted on street while others shake his hand

North of England Correspondent

Luxembourg on Monday for Brexit talks with Europe, but today it was the North of England for Boris Johnson, who told voters in Yorkshire he trusted them to “take back control” of running their own trains, though he didn’t have it all his own way. He was confronted by a woman in Doncaster who told him “people had died due to austerity” and ” he had a cheek coming to her town” . On the substance of a potential Brexit deal, Mr Johnson claimed he was “cautiously optimistic”.