Brexit: 'Tory grassroots wouldn't have been happy with Boris Johnson's resignation', says editor

Brexit: 'Tory grassroots wouldn't have been happy with Boris Johnson's resignation', says editor

Speculation he would resign after a key Brexit address was rife following his article over the weekend

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A leading pro-Brexit editor has said Boris Johnson would have angered Tory grassroots if he had decided to resign.

Johnson and Theresa May appeared to reach a consensus during their crunch talks in New York, and the Foreign Secretary has dismissed suggestion he will resign in the wake of the Prime Minister's key Brexit address on Florence this Friday (September 22).

The speculation had been sparked by Johnson's article for The Daily Telegraph, in which he laid out his vision for Brexit and which was widely interpreted as a challenge to Theresa May.

Jonathan Isaby, the editor of Brexit Central, said it wouldn't have gone down well with the party if he had left office. 

He told Julia Harltey-Brewer: "I’m not sure I believe the threats of resignation. I think what the Tory grassroots want more than ever is a bit of stability.

"That involves the Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary, and all the other senior Cabinet members getting on with the job in hand.

"This is the most important thing a British government has done in decades, It's incumbent on them to get this right.

"To my mind, the biggest disruption and the great disservice to getting the right result are the minority of politicians – Lib Dems, some Labour politicians - actively trying to block, delay, or scupper Brexit - which is completely against the national interest.”

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