- Before leading the Brexit campaign, Boris Johnson was pro-EU
- He has published an article saying that benefits from EU are worth the price
- Was it all the political charade?
Boris Johnson was very loud and made sure everybody knows his negative attitude towards the EU. However, he has not always felt so negatively about the Union.
Apparently, some time before persuading the people to step out of the EU, Johnson was not convinced if Brexit was such a good idea.
The Telegraph has published an article in which Boris wrote that the EU is a perfect exploitation market for the British companies. He believed that the price to pay was not too big for all the opportunities it would bring. He asked: “Why are we so determined to turn our back on it?”
Yet, he was the one leading the ‘Leave’ campaign when the question of Brexit came up. The logical conclusion is that Johnson saw an opportunity for personal gain and decided to use it.
There are the claims about the said article which state that Boris dismissed it right after writing it. It was some kind of an exercise as he wanted to see where exactly he is on the issue.
A quote from the article:
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 was published both in the Sunday Times and the book All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britan’s Political Class.
It reveals the moment when Boris found out he will never become the Prime Minister. Apparently, he “wanted to punch” Michael Gove for announcing that he’s up for the PM position. The fight between the two of them helped Theresa May get the position.