Boris Johnson denies reports he plans to resign within the week

Pauline Gross
September 20, 2017

They said that he cared more about meeting the "discredited promises of the leave campaign" than delivering the best Brexit for Britain after the article was published without Downing Street's agreement.

Mr Johnson, in NY for the United Nations General Assembly, said: "We are working together, that is the key thing, to make sure that Britain can take advantage of the opportunities of Brexit".

Thursday before making her Brexit speech in Florence on Friday.

And asked directly if he would resign, he replied: "No".

Mr Johnson will meet Theresa May today at the United Nations summit in NY, where world leaders will hold a range of bilateral talks.

The foreign secretary was ambushed by journalists in NY after he returned from a run.

It comes amid reports of Cabinet infighting over Britain's divorce from the EU.

However, within minutes of the report's publication, Johnson was stopped by reporters in NY after returning from a jog and insisted he would not resign, describing the Cabinet as "a nest of singing birds".

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But the UK Statistics Authority has said this was not the case, and that Norgrove "has not changed the conclusion set out in his letter to the foreign secretary".

Boris Johnson has accused Norgrove of misrepresenting his article.

It continued: "The Foreign Secretary's close friends believe he will have no option but to walk out of the Cabinet if the Prime Minister advocates permanently paying for access to the single market".

Johnson and May are both in NY today, but no joint meeting is planned.

Addressing one of the most contentious issues in negotiations with Brussels, he said Britain should not continue paying into the European Union budget after Brexit, even as the price of continued access to Europe's single market.

Speculation about Johnson's future erupted over the weekend when he used a column in the Telegraph to outline a 4,000-word personal vision for Brexit.

Earlier, former foreign secretary William Hague called on Mrs May to unite her Cabinet around a Brexit strategy in her speech this week.

However veteran Tory Ken Clarke this morning said the fact Johnson had not been fired showed how weak May was.

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