April 2, 2019 / 6:49 PM / in 16 days

PM May's new plan will hand power to Brussels - Boris Johnson

Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaks in Parliament in London, Britain, March 12, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, former British foreign secretary and prominent Brexiteer, said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Theresa May’s new plan to further delay Brexit and open talks with the opposition Labour Party would hand power to the European Union.

“It now seems all too likely that British trade policy and key law-making powers will be handed over to Brussels - with no say for the UK,” Johnson said on Twitter.

“As it is, we now face the ridiculous possibility of being forced to contest the European elections more than three years after leaving the EU and having to agree to exit terms that in no way resemble what the people were promised when they voted to leave.”

Reporting by Andy Bruce; editing by Stephen Addison

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