29 Jul 2019

Johnson heads to Scotland as no-deal Brexit planning stepped up

North of England Correspondent

I want us to “go the extra thousand miles” to reach a new Brexit deal, Boris Johnson declared today, describing the existing agreement as “dead”.

On a visit to Scotland, the Prime Minister insisted that he did not believe a no-deal scenario was the most likely option.

Unlike the man he’s put in charge of no deal planning, Michael Gove, who yesterday suggested that it was.

And Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, after meeting Mr Johnson today, said she thought he secretly wanted a no-deal Brexit after all.