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Boris Johnson urges calm after explosion on the tube

Boris Johnson urges calm after explosion on the tube 00:25

He said: "The foreign secretary even has the gall to dredge up the fantasy of £350 million a week extra for the NHS".

During the Brexit campaign Mrs Rudd said Mr Johnson was "not the man you want driving you home", and when pressed on Mr Johnson's latest actions she replied "you could call it backseat driving". The Foreign secretary has desmarado with its own manifesto of 4,000 words in pages of influential conservative daily The Daily Telegraph, become for a day in something like The Boris Telegraph.

Johnson said if Britain itself had been asked to design the European Union on a blank sheet of paper, there would be nothing like the body that exists today.

He said: "It's good ministers have stopped threatening to use our collective security as a Brexit bargaining chip, but this proposal is deeply muddled".

The announcement came as London was hit by its fourth suspected terrorist incident in a year after a device exploded on a tube at Parsons Green station at the height of Friday's morning rush hour.

'Yesterday I chaired Cobra, I went to see the police.

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd says she does not want Boris Johnson handling the Brexit process, accusing him of "backseat driving".

A week before Prime Minister Theresa May sets out her vision for Brexit in a speech in the Italian city of Florence, Johnson, the foreign secretary, published a newspaper article that roamed well beyond his ministerial brief.

The Home Secretary has been widely touted as a potential successor to Mrs May and she failed to rule out a bid for the top job.

Vote Leave's decision to campaign on the £350m figure was considered controversial, because it includes money which returns to the United Kingdom via European Union funds as well as the vaunted rebate - considered a triumph by the Tory Party but "half of a tip" by Continental europhiles. "He has a completely and utterly different view of what Brexit means from the rest of the cabinet", he said, adding that the "civil war" in May's government will hamper talks with the EU.

Sir Craig Oliver, former director of communications at Downing Street for David Cameron, said even if the genuine intention was to support the Prime Minister, it was obvious it would be seen in Westminster as a "direct challenge".

Later, after the motives and timing of his intervention were criticised, Mr Johnson insisted in a tweet linked to his article that he was "looking forward to PM's Florence speech". "They Brexit isn't going to happen, "who think we are going to bottle it", he added.

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