It has been reported today that the foreign secretary and Brexit supporter Boris Johnson will use a speech today to warn Remoaners about trying to stop Brexit.
Extracts of the speech have been passed to The Daily Telegraph, and it he makes it clear that attempts to try and stop, delay or even derail the Brexit process are going against the best interests of the country.
According to a report he will say:
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.’
Ahead of his speech, he has also written in The Sun to say:
‘So much of this is about confidence and national self-belief.
‘We Brits love to run ourselves down. In fact, one of the many ways in which we lead the world is in the sport of national self-deprecation.
‘But when the history books come to be written, Brexit will be seen as just the latest way in which the British bucked the trend and took the initiative – and did something that responds to the needs and opportunities of the world today.’
Are we about to see a top-ranking government official actually show a little faith in the idea of Brexit Britain? How refreshing.