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What Boris Johnson said in Downing Street – and what he really meant

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What Boris Johnson said: Five weeks ago I spoke to you from these steps and said that this government was not going to hang around and that we would not wait until Brexit day – 31 October – to deliver on the priorities of the British people.

What he really meant: I have been hanging around for five weeks and am starting to enjoy myself.

What he said: As we come to that Brexit deadline I am encouraged by the progress we are making.

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What he meant: The deadline is looming; I have no chance of defeating the rebel alliance bill; my government is doomed. I am actually rather discouraged, but I have told myself to cheer up.

What he said: In the last few weeks the chances of a deal have been rising, I believe, for three reasons.

What he meant: Reason one: A no-deal Brexit will be so disastrous I cannot afford to admit it’s where we are heading. Reason two: I am an incurable optimist. Reason three: I have lost........

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