Has Boris Johnson misled voters over ‘sham’ Brexit talks?

Analysis: The Conservatives’ election strategy requires Brexit talks to be taking place – but without any progress, writes Jon Stone

Monday 09 September 2019 13:03
Is the PM all talk?
Is the PM all talk?

The reports today that Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s top aide, described Brexit talks as “a sham” in a strategy meeting have shed a new light on Brexit talks – and whether the government is telling the truth about its strategy.

The prime minister says the governments wants a deal, but appears to be making no real effort to get one.

Downing Street denies the leaks – but they certainly tally with what we’re hearing in Brussels. An EU commission spokesperson confirmed on the record today that there had been no concrete proposals from the UK.

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