And when Mr Johnson asked the crowds in Manchester “are you ready?” and “are we ready for it?” to cheers and rapturous applause as he unveiled his Brexit masterplan, Mr Farage suggested the Tory leader was once again copying him.
He said: “You couldn’t invent this, Jesus Christ. I should have lent him a pair of shoes shouldn’t I?”
But Mr Farage became animated and started to bang on the table when Mr Johnson said he would continue with his predecessor Theresa May’s work.
He quipped sarcastically: “She did a great job Theresa May, she did a wonderful job, absolutely marvellous.
“Jolly well done everybody. Well that’s it. It is a sell out.
“It’s clear Boris Johnson is going to reheat her dreadful deal.”
Mr Johnson vowed to “get Brexit done” and told the conference the UK would have “control over our trade policy from the start”.
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“It was not particularly radical, not particularly exciting, not really very Boris.”
Mr Johnson today told MPs he has made a “genuine attempt to bridge the chasm” with the EU by making compromises to strike a fresh Brexit deal.
The Prime Minister told the Commons that his proposals do not deliver all his departure desires but insisted they are better options than to “remain a prisoner” of the current situation.
But he acknowledged in his statement a day after he shared his proposals with Brussels that they are “some way from a resolution”.
Mr Johnson urged MPs to “come together in the national interest behind this new deal”, but first he must get it passed by the EU, with reactions from European leaders so far being cool.
He said: ”This Government’s objective has always been to leave with a deal and these constructive and reasonable proposals show our seriousness of purpose.
“They do not deliver everything that we would’ve wished, they do represent a compromise, but to remain a prisoner of existing positions is to become a cause of deadlock rather than breakthrough.
“So we have made a genuine attempt to bridge the chasm, to reconcile the apparently irreconcilable and to go the extra mile as time runs short.”
His plea comes after he updated his Cabinet at Number 10 and ahead of further calls to European leaders as he seeks to strike a deal for the EU summit on October 17.
He set out his plan to resolve the contentious issue of the backstop in a letter to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday.
Mr Johnson followed this up with a phone call to Mr Juncker and held further discussions with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The Prime Minister’s attempt to compromise by keeping Northern Ireland tied to single market rules for trade in goods while leaving the customs union with the rest of the UK may not be enough for the EU.
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