October 1, 2017 / 9:12 AM / a year ago

May says foreign minister Johnson supports her Brexit plans

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday her cabinet fully backed her approach to Brexit, including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Midland Hotel on the opening day of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Britain, October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Johnson, a leading campaigner to leave the European Union in last year’s referendum, has set out a number of demands in recent weeks over how Britain should leave the bloc that go beyond May’s plans.

“What I have is a cabinet that is united in the mission of the government,” May told BBC television.

“Boris is absolutely behind the Florence speech and the line that we have taken,” she said in reference to a speech she made in Italy last month about her approach to Brexit.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper and Kate Holton, editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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