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Boris Johnson accuses anti-Brexit supporters of making a “disastrous mistake”.
The Foreign Secretary says those trying to stop Brexit are creating a “betrayal” of the referendum vote.
He says Remainers are becoming “ever more determined” to stop Brexit
However, Johnson concedes that “many” Remain supporters have “noble” aims.

LONDON — Boris Johnson today accused campaigners against Brexit of making a “disastrous mistake” to try and stop Brexit, saying that they risked creating “permanent and ineradicable feelings of betrayal” among those who voted to leave the EU.

In a major speech at the Policy Exchange think tank in London, Johnson accused politicians, such as the Conservative MP Anna Soubry, of attempting to “frustrate” Brexit.

“I fear that some people are becoming ever more determined to stop Brexit, to reverse the referendum vote of June 23 2016, and to frustrate the will of the people,” he said.

“I believe that would be a disastrous mistake that would lead to permanent and ineradicable feelings of betrayal. We cannot and will not let it happen.”

Johnson used his speech to “recognise that feeling of grief and alienation” among Remain supporters about Brexit, saying that Brexit was a cause for “hope” not “fear”.

“I recognise that feeling of grief and alienation because I’ve heard it so often from friends, family, and people hurling abuse at me on the street,” he said.

“But if we are to carry this project through to national success – as we must – then we must also reach out to those who still have anxieties,” he added.

“I want to try today to anatomise at least some of those fears and to show to the best of my ability that they are unfounded, and that the very opposite is usually true: that Brexit is not grounds for fear but hope.”

However, in a partial attempt to reach out to Remain supporters, the …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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