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Johnson: I’ve always supported Mr Corbyn’s version of Brexit

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Boris Johnson says he fully supports Jeremy Corbyn’s version of Brexit, whatever it happens to be. 

Theresa May will meet Jeremy Corbyn later today to ask the Labour leader if he has any idea what to do about Brexit and possibly ask him for political asylum in the Labour party headquarters.

Ahead of the meeting, Boris Johnson has stated that whatever Mr Corbyn thinks about Brexit it is definitely what he’s been saying all along. 

“Well I was right behind the remain campaign until I decided that I was fully behind the leave campaign and now I’m backing Mr Corbyn,” Johnson said.

“Some may call me an opportunistic backstabbing traitor, but the important thing for the country is that Mrs May has fluffed the whole shebang and I’ll be the next leader.

“Mr Corbyn probably has some really good ideas about Brexit and as soon as the PM agrees with them I'll be coming out against them and leading the charge to put me in charge."

Asked directly if he still had ambitions to lead the Conservative party Johnson ruffled his hair, mumbled something in schoolboy Latin, and told reporters.

“No no no, I just want what’s best for the country. 

“I’ll add that Corbyn and May both going down with the good ship Brexit is good for the country, if it means I get to be the next prime minister.”

Corbyn meeting invite was a late April Fools’ prank says Number 10

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A meeting between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to break the Brexit deadlock has been revealed by Number 10 as a misjudged and somewhat late April Fools' day gag. 

The hilarious prank was originally scheduled to be delivered on the traditional April 1st but was delayed due to the traditional divisions in the Conservative party.

Having failed to reach a consensus over the weekend, the prime minister hosted a seven-hour meeting with her cabinet on April 2nd to thrash out the details of the jape. 

The cabinet meeting has been described as tense and gruelling due to Mrs May’s lack of a sense of humour with some ministers allegedly asking for the comedian Boris Johnson to replace May.

Insiders say that Chris Grayling was against the Corbyn meeting altogether, instead favouring placing a tin of Tesco value beans on the Labour front bench ahead of PMQs.

Cabinet colleagues described Grayling’s plan as being "bloody brilliant" but May overruled them saying “it's my joke or no joke at all.” 

A straight-faced Mrs May delivered the invitation to Mr Corbyn in an awkward televised address on Tuesday evening, the Labour leader fell for the bait saying he would be “very happy” to meet with the PM.

Grand Wizard Rees-Mogg of the ERG was not impressed by the PMs practical joke or timing, telling reporters:

“I respect the prime minister and often laugh at her, but the public want April Fools' jokes on April Fools' day, not two days later, it seems like she’s just been kicking the can down the road on this one.”

In a final twist, Mr Corbyn appears to have had the last laugh as the PM’s office failed to cancel the meeting and parliamentary protocol now dictates that she will have to go through with it.