Boris Johnson has launched his EU diplomatic charm offensive by saying that Britain didn’t win World War II just to end up taking orders from the French and Germans.

“Brexit is literally The Great Escape for Britain,” said the Foreign Secretary.

“I am Steve McQueen, Liam Fox is Gordon Jackson and David Davis is Donald Pleasance, albeit with less vision.

“We are The Three Brexiteers leading our country to freedom.

“The French may try and keep the Channel Tunnel open after we have left the EU but I can assure you that our boys will keep filling it in with sand to make sure no one gets through from the Continent.”

When reminded by a reporter that it didn’t end well for most of the British prisoners of war in The Great Escape, Johnson replied, “C’est la vie.”

 

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