2 Oct 2018

Open Brexit warfare as Boris Johnson takes on May at Conference

Theresa May says she wasn’t watching Boris Johnson’s speech. But hundreds of activists were.

Some 1,500 people crowded into a hall at the Conservative conference fringe to hear the former foreign secretary denounce Mrs May’s Chequers plan as “an outrage”.

With loud applause from the audience, he declared: “If we bottle Brexit now, the people of this country will find it hard to forgive.”

Warning: there is flash photography in this report.