The Prime Minister’s renewed tough stance on Brexit could see him win over Brexit Party supporters from Nigel Farage. Mr Johnson’s team is also working on an emergency budget in October which will cut fuel duty for the first time in eight years, which could lead the way for a General Election in the same month. The fuel duty cut will come from the emergency budget in a cunning Brexit boost plan for motorists.
Pump prices are rising which could see fuel duties raise nearly £29billion this year alone.
The cut could save every family in Britain up to £1,000 a year according to experts.
Senior Tories have said that Mr Johnson has “war gamed” an election on October 17 – the same day EU leaders will meet to discuss whether to grant Britain a new agreement to prevent a no deal Brexit.
Mr Johnson arrived yesterday at the G7 summit in France and revealed his decision to threaten the EU with a loss of up to £32billion.
The Prime Minister will today tell European Council President, Donald Tusk that Britain will give the EU less than £10billion of the £39billion former Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to pay if the EU fails to remove the Northern Ireland backstop.
Government lawyers have calculated that the UK is legally only obliged to pay £7 billion of the £39billlion.
A senior government source said: “The PM has always said it was a huge mistake to agree to the divorce bill before any Brexit deal had been finalised.
“If there is no deal, Brussels will need to organise a whip round — they’ll need to plug a huge hole from our contribution and they’ll need billions to keep Ireland afloat.”
Mr Johnson saw another surge in his popularity this week after the Conservative Party gained a 12 point lead over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, according to a new YouGov poll.
Mr Johnson’s Conservative party is steaming ahead with 33 percent, while Mr Corbyn’s Labour party trails behind with just 21 percent of the vote.
Jo Swinson’s Liberal Democrats followed closely behind Labour with 19 percent.
The Brexit Party secured just 14 percent of the vote, indicating that Mr Johnson could be consolidating votes from Brexiteers.