Boris Johnson proposes Trump-style tax cuts to boost UK economy

Boris Johnson heavily criticised over “suicide vest” Brexit comments

The criticism came in an article Johnson wrote for The Mail on Sunday, where he said the deal, struck at Chequers, the official country residence of the prime minister, had opened Britain to perpetual political blackmail.

Mr Johnson quit the Cabinet in opposition to Mrs May's Chequers plan which would see the United Kingdom remain closely aligned with European Union rules on goods.

Alan Duncan, a minister at the Foreign Office, said Johnson's comments marked "one of the most disgusting moments in modern British politics".

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson makes the front pages for the third day in a row - with Monday's papers reporting the latest fallout from his Brexit comments and his personal life. "Comparing the PM to that isn't amusing", he said.

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has compared Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan as akin to wrapping the Constitution in a "suicide vest", sparking furore from colleagues.

Alistair Burt MP added: 'There is no justification for such an outrageous, inappropriate and hurtful analogy'.

"Doing blue on bue just leads to psychodrama", David Cameron's communications chief Craig Oliver is said to have remarked during the Brexit campaign.

Mr Johnson said there are "far better technical solutions" to the Irish border issue.

Mr Tugendhat replied: "That's exactly my view and that is why I say I have made my view very clear".

The attack, and Mr Johnson's choice of metaphor, widened the divide in the governing Conservative Party over Brexit.

Boris Johnson heavily criticised over “suicide vest” Brexit comments
Boris Johnson triggers new Brexit row with ‘suicide vest’ comment

Boris went on to praise Trump as he wrote: "The United States now boasts economic growth rates far in excess of this country, at about 4.5 per cent, and with record low unemployment - and that growth is being driven not just by the USA government's decision to cut taxes and regulation... We look like a seven-stone weakling being comically bent out of shape by a 500lb gorilla", he wrote.

At least Johnson has been supported by the odd Brexiteer, with Nadine Dorries and Andrew Bridgen out to bat for him.

Downing Street responded by pointing out Mr Johnson resigned because of Chequers and said there was "new ideas" to respond to.

'Under the Chequers proposal we are set to agree to accept their rules - forever - with no say on the making of those rules.

We do need to step up our investments in the police and schools and other vital public services.

In a sign of the war within the party, The Sunday Times reported that Mrs May's aides had drawn up a dossier on Mr Johnson during an aborted run for the leadership in 2016.

Others, including senior backbencher, Sarah Wollaston, said they would leave the part if Johnson won a leadership bid.

Mr Johnson launched the attack amid further focus on his private life after it emerged that he and his wife Marina Wheeler are divorcing.

In 2004, Johnson was accused of having a years-long affair with journalist Petronella Wyatt. "Personally I hope that won't happen".

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