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[Edited by Matt on 08-06-2018 11:43 AM]
Boris admires Trump's approach to negotiations
Boris Johnson has criticised the UK government's Brexit talks strategy, saying it lacks "guts" and suggested Donald Trump could do a better job.
In the leaked comments, Mr Johnson said the prime minister was "going to go into a phase where we are much more combative with Brussels".
He added: "You've got to face the fact there may now be a meltdown. OK? I don't want anybody to panic during the meltdown. No panic. Pro bono publico, no bloody panic. It's going to be all right in the end."
Brexit will be "irreversible" and will happen, Mr Johnson said, but the "risk is that it will not be the one we want".
Asked about Donald Trump, he said he was "increasingly admiring" of the US President, who is preparing for an historic summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.
Mr Johnson was reported to have said: "I have become more and more convinced that there is method in his madness."
"Imagine Trump doing Brexit," he added.
"He'd go in bloody hard... There'd be all sorts of breakdowns, all sorts of chaos. Everyone would think he'd gone mad. But actually you might get somewhere.
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