Theresa May and Boris Johnson to meet in New York to discuss Brexit article

Theresa May and Boris Johnson to meet in New York to discuss Brexit article

The two will meet ahead of a gathering at the United Nations

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Theresa May and Boris Johnson are set to meet up in New York to discuss his Brexit article.

The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary are in the American city for the United Nations General Assembly after days of headlines about conflict within the Government over the ongoing withdrawal.

Johnson was accused of being a “backseat driver” after he wrote an article for the Daily Telegraph where he laid out his Brexit vision.

Mrs May firmly declared the negotiations were “driven from the front”, but the Foreign Secretary gave an interview in New York to restate his view that there should be no transition period after the EU withdrawal.

He also dismissed suggestions he would resign during the discussion.

The furore over his article comes ahead of a key address to be given by the Prime Minister in Florence.