Former Foreign Secretary Mr Johnson also demanded Britain ditches the idea of an irish backstop and refuses to pay the £39billion EU divorce bill. He said: “It is very important that we show we are negotiating with confidence and conviction and have a new secretary of state with powers across Whitehall to make things happen and get this country ready if we have to go out on World Trade Organisation terms.” He also said the UK was on the verge of marking “a historic mistake” referencing Mrs May’s deal.
His words add fuel to speculation Mrs May may not be able to get her controversial Brexit deal through parliament.
Though it was today revealed her biggest obstacle – Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who refused to sign the deal due to a row over Gibraltar – has caved in and given the proposal the green light.
This was followed by news Donald Tusk will recommend the document is signed off by all the remaining 27 EU member states tomorrow at a summit in Brussels.
Mr Johnson and fellow Brexiters such as Jacob Rees-Mogg and Andrea Leadstrom
are outraged at the deal, which will keep Britain shackled to the EU customs union and single market.
Speaking today at the annual DUP Party conference, he told a roaring crowd: “We are on the verge of making a historic mistake.”
He said Mrs May’s deal will force Britain to become a “satellite state” that “won’t be able to do any trade deals of any significance or value”.
He also said the deal would mean Britain would become “the UK and Ireland – ‘ukni’.”
He went on to say Mrs May’s deal “risks further economic and political humiliation”.
He added: “We should i’m afraid without at least half of the cash we’re about to pony up until the free trade agreement is conclude in 2020.”