If forced to delay Brexit, Bojo has a big plan: sabotage the EU

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If forced to delay Brexit, Bojo has a big plan: sabotage the EU

It involves blocking the EU’s budget and sending Nigel Farage to ‘shoot a nuclear weapon into the heart of the asteroid’

Edward Malnick, Christopher Hope and Jamie Johnson

Boris Johnson would veto the EU’s seven-year budget and send a Eurosceptic commissioner to Brussels to “disrupt” the bloc’s workings if he were forced into a Brexit delay, under plans being discussed by ministers.

Senior government figures are considering a series of proposals to “sabotage” the EU’s structures if Brussels refuses to agree a new deal or let Johnson deliver Brexit without one.

Two cabinet ministers told this publication that they were among those backing a more “aggressive” approach towards Brussels. It is understood that plans under discussion include blocking the EU’s 2021-27 budget, which is due to be agreed earlier in 2020, and nominating a British commissioner who would cause disruption within their portfolio...

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