BORIS JOHNSON should stand down as prime minister if he fails to get a post-Brexit trade deal, a senior Tory MP said.
Sir Roger Gale (pictured) argued an ‘honourable man’ would resign, as EU negotiations continued.
‘If an acceptable deal is not agreed then the prime minister will have failed. I believe his position would be untenable,’ said the North Thanet member, who was one of two Tory MPs to vote against the UK Internal Market Bill.
‘Then an honourable man would make way for somebody else to give the country the leadership it needs. That is precisely what David Cameron did when he failed to win the referendum.’
The PM is also facing pressure from other Conservative MPs to stand firm in EU talks — as former minister Sir John Redwood said a no-deal would see the UK take control ‘of our borders, our money, our laws and our fish’.
Meanwhile, business secretary Alok Sharma rejected a call from Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan to resign if a no-deal outcome is harmful.