Boris Johnson speaks at a meeting at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham in October. Photo: Reuters

Boris Johnson says he won’t pay Britain’s Brexit bill if he becomes prime minister – unless EU agrees to better terms

  • Money is a ‘great solvent and great lubricant’ in getting a good deal, former UK foreign sectary says
  • Leading contender to replace Theresa May also signalled he would scrap controversial provision for Irish border in current deal
Topic |   Brexit

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Boris Johnson speaks at a meeting at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham in October. Photo: Reuters
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Boris Johnson. Photo: Reuters

Boris Johnson launches campaign to become next British PM

  • The former foreign secretary is popular among grass-roots party members and with US President Donald Trump, who has called him a ‘friend’
  • He is less popular among his own MPs because of the key role he played in campaigning for Brexit and his gaffe-prone style
Topic |   Britain

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