Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain’s next prime minister, was the face of the official campaign to leave the European Union. But he has made contradictory statements in the past about the relationship he wants Britain to have with the world’s largest trading bloc.
Here are some of the comments:
- Describing himself as a fan of the EU: “I am not by any means an ultra-eurosceptic. In some ways, I am a bit of a fan of the European Union. If we did not have one, we would invent something like it,” Johnson told parliament in 2003.