In an exuberant speech at the Conservative party conference, Boris Johnson said the UK ‘can win the future’ and should stop treating the EU referendum result as if it were a ‘plague of boils’. In his speech, for which he received a short standing ovation, he praised Theresa May’s ‘steadfast’ leadership and insisted the whole cabinet was united behind her aim of getting a ‘great Brexit deal’. The foreign secretary’s speech came after he irritated Downing Street and cabinet colleagues by publishing a 4,200-word article outlining his vision for Brexit, and carrying out a newspaper interview that was perceived as laying down his red lines for negotiations

Boris Johnson backs ‘steadfast’ Theresa May to get ‘great Brexit deal’

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