Report: Johnson believes in freedom of movement
At least four unnamed British ambassadors were told by foreign secretary Boris Johnson that he personally supports the idea of free movement, contrary to the hardline stance of the government, Sky News reported on Wednesday. However, the article adds, he said he is aware the issue, one of the most important ones that led to the decision at the referendum in June to take the country out of the European Union, impacted the United Kingdom much more than other members of the bloc.
One of the envoys said he was "shocked" to learn about the dissonance within the cabinet of prime minister Theresa May. Boris Johnson was one of the main Brexit campaigners. The government's negotiating platform rejects the possibility to maintain freedom of movement of people in return for remaining within the European single market.