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22 Jul, 2019 09:56

If we can put a man on the Moon, we can solve Brexit – Boris Johnson

If we can put a man on the Moon, we can solve Brexit – Boris Johnson

Tory leadership front runner Boris Johnson has boldly gone where no other UK politician has gone before, using the first-ever Moon landing as proof that Brexit is deliverable “if we have a real sense of mission.”

Writing in what is expected to be his last column for the Daily Telegraph before likely entering 10 Downing Street as Britain’s new prime minister, Johnson attempted to evoke the spirit of the 1969 Moon landing as inspiration for resolving the Brexit debacle.

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He said a “can-do spirit” was needed to resolve the contentious Irish backstop issue, the biggest stumbling block to the UK exiting the EU.

If they could use hand-knitted computer code to make a frictionless re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere in 1969, we can solve the problem of frictionless trade at the Northern Irish border.

The former foreign secretary, who is hot favorite to be announced as PM Theresa May’s successor on Tuesday, insisted Britain could leave the EU by October 31 as “we [certainly] have the technology to do so.”

It comes as a string of cabinet ministers, including Chancellor Philip Hammond and Justice Secretary David Gauke, revealed their intentions over the weekend to quit if Johnson becomes Tory PM. Both men are against a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, something which Johnson is prepared to oversee.

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Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan, who accused Johnson of throwing former British ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch, “under a bus” over the leak of secret cables regarding Donald Trump, resigned on Monday.

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