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I’m just back from the Downing Street lobby briefing where the prime minister’s spokesman delivered what amounted to quite a sharp slap-down to Boris Johnson. Asked about his Telegraph column, the spokesman said:

Look, Boris Johnson resigned over Chequers. There are no new ideas in this article to respond to. What we need at this time is serious leadership with a serious plan and that’s exactly what the country has with this prime minister and this Brexit plan.

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Here is the BBC’s Nick Robinson on Boris Johnson’s column.

Look beneath all today’s Boris-isms about waving white flags & getting diddly squat and you’ll see an acknowledgement that so far he has failed to find a solution to the Irish border problem (beyond saying it doesn’t really exist) pic.twitter.com/xlUqYAAm2H

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