British govt united behind Theresa May's Brexit plan, spokesman says, after claims of Boris Johnson 'backseat driving'

British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to speak about Britain's departure from the bloc on Sept 22 in Florence.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to speak about Britain's departure from the bloc on Sept 22 in Florence.PHOTO: EPA

LONDON (REUTERS) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and the rest of Prime Minister Theresa May's top team of ministers are united behind the government's plan for Brexit, May's spokesman said on Monday (Sept 18).

Johnson was accused by cabinet colleagues on Sunday of "backseat driving" on Brexit after setting out his own vision of the country's future outside the European Union, days before May is due to speak about Britain's departure from the bloc.

"The foreign secretary's views are well known, he expressed them during the referendum campaign. What is important is that the foreign secretary and cabinet are united behind the government's plan for Brexit," May's spokesman told reporters when asked if it was helpful for ministers to set out their own visions for Brexit.

The prime minister values the contributions of all of her cabinet colleagues, the spokesman added.