In the midst of giving a breezily confident TV interview about Theresa May winning his desired “Freedom Clause” (a pipedream he invented to fill the wordcount on his Telegraph column), Boris Johnson was rather heavily brought back down to earth.
Buying precisely none of his spin about getting out of the backstop, Sky News’ Beth Rigby broke the (predictable) news live on air to Johnson that the European Council President Donald Tusk’s spokesperson had reiterated: “The backstop is part of the Withdrawal Agreement, and the Withdrawal Agreement is not open for renegotiation.”
Johnson looked down, shook his head, and generally dissembled as Rigby told him: “You lot are deluded – it’s not happening, it’s not happening.”
Watch the brutal delivery of home truths here:
— Haggis_UK – #FBPE (@Haggis_UK) January 29, 2019