Boris Johnson MP chooses the JCB factory for his keynote speech
Boris Johnson MP, former Mayor of London and former Foreign Secretary visited JCB’s World HQ on Friday to deliver a keynote speech.
He spent three hours at Rocester, Staffordshire touring the Story of JCB exhibition as well as the backhoe loader production line, where he met many employees.
Boris was also given an insight into JCB’s LiveLink telematics technology during a tour of JCB’s offices before making his speech on the backhoe loader production line.
The former foreign secretary quit his cabinet in protest over the Brexit blueprint put forward by the Prime Minister last July. Boris told the JCB audience that the deal with the EU was bad for Britain and that was the reason parliament had voted her down. Boris went on to offer Mrs May his unsolicited advice on how to resolve the Brexit issues and how to negotiate with Brussels.
Boris, said: “If we hold our nerve, I believe we can deliver not a pseudo Brexit… but the Brexit people voted for. It is time to go back fortified with the emphatic and conclusive mandate of parliament and demand real change to that backstop, and mean it this time so Britain can get out unilaterally and whatever they are saying I believe they will be flexible.”
As the Brexit date approaches and with Mrs May facing strong opposition it appears Mr. Johnson might be attempting to regain power with a credible alternative as he sketched out his ideas for an election manifesto featuring his thoughts on housing, hospitals, wages, taxation, crime and devolution.