Remember when Boris Johnson compared EU regulation to the tyranny of Napoleon, Hitler or the other various people who tried to create a European super state? Well it turns out he didn’t always feel so negatively about EU.
In an article written for The Telegraph Boris wrote that the EU was a market on our doorstep, ready for further exploitation by British firms. and that the membership fee seems rather small for all that access, asking ‘why are we so determined to turn our back on it?’
And yet despite this Boris lead the ‘Leave’ campaign to victory when he saw the opportunity t further his own political career demonstrating his opportunist nature.
To be fair to Boris his proponents claim that when he finished writing the article he immediately dismissed it and that writing it was more of an exercise to see where he stood on the issue.
The article is also critical of the EU explaining that Boris sometimes grows tired of the regulation and wishes to take back control of the country.
And yet he also warned of the ‘economic shock’ Brexit would cause and that a successful leave vote could lead to the breakup of the United Kingdom.
There is the worry about Scotland, and the possibility that an English-only “leave” vote could lead to the break-up of the union. There is the Putin factor: we don’t want to do anything to encourage more shirtless swaggering from the Russian leader, not in the Middle East, not anywhere.
The article which has been published in the Sunday Times and the book, All Out War: the Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class also documents the hilarious moment Boris’ Prime Ministerial ambitions fell apart.
It claims Johnson ‘wanted to punch’ his Brexit bestie Michael Gove after he announced his own plans to become prime minister on the morning of a speech in which Johnson was to announce his own candidacy.
This ultimately led to both men losing the chance to win and paved the way for Theresa May to become PM.
Personally I hope this article discredits Johnson even further with those he’d hoped to ingratiate himself with and that he never achieves his pipe dream of becoming Prime Minister.