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London — Britain’s Boris Johnson strongly criticised Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest Brexit proposal in typically colourful terms before agreeing with his colleagues to back the compromise on Friday, reports said. The foreign minister, a leading supporter of a decisive break by Britain from the EU, said May’s "business-friendly" plan was a "big turd" that would need to be "polished" in order to be sold to the public, the BBC said. Johnson made his comments during eight hours of talks at May’s country residence that ended with the cabinet, including Johnson, signing up to the plan. It was a hard-won victory. The Sunday Times said seven of the 27 ministers present spoke out against the plan. Environment Minister Michael Gove, an ally of Johnson in the EU referendum campaign in 2016, defended the plan on Sunday, saying it honoured May’s negotiating red lines and met the demands of business even if it did not match all the hopes of anti-EU campaigners. "I am a realist," Gove told th...

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