A new video has been unearthed of Boris Johnson giving an interview and saying he would vote to stay within the EU and its single market.
Can anyone really take him seriously?
Three years ago in 2012, when asked Boris told an interviewer (courtesy of ITN and Sky News):
Presenter: How would you vote tomorrow if there was a referendum?
Boris: I’d vote to stay in the [EU] Single Market. I’m in favour of the Single Market, I want to be p- I want us to be able to trade freely with our European friends and partners.
Then, just a few days ago, he said…
The benefits of being in the Single Market have been wildly over-stated. And it’s striking that countries outside the EU have actually done better at exporting into the EU than we have.
Boris and his supporters would respond by saying he changed his mind because Cameron failed in his big ‘re-negotiation’ with the EU.
But that was about primarily limiting immigration, not cutting off access to the EU Single Market trading zone.
Boris the flip-flopper – can we really believe anything he says?