Boris Johnson is 'preparing a devastating resignation speech targeting Theresa ...

Boris Johnson is preparing a devastating resignation speech revealing why he could no longer back Theresa May on Brexit.

Sources close to the former foreign secretary said he was considering whether to use his right to make a so-called ‘personal statement’ in the Commons on Wednesday, setting out the reasons for his resignation last week.

Mr Johnson, who has been silent since he quit, could speak after Prime Minister’s Questions, while Mrs May is still in the chamber.

Sources close to Boris Johnson revealed he is considering exercising his right to make a resignation speech in the Commons

Sources close to Boris Johnson revealed he is considering exercising his right to make a resignation speech in the Commons

Allies of Mrs May are nervous about his next move and suspect him of trying to force her out so he can become prime minister.

The resignation speech of deputy prime minister Sir Geoffrey Howe in 1990 is seen as instrumental in Margaret Thatcher’s downfall. The former foreign secretary quit after disagreeing with Mrs Thatcher over the EU, telling MPs that her attitude to negotiations was ‘like sending your

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