Michael Heseltine says Tories' Copeland win was a 'fluke' and savages 'waffling' Boris Johnson

Michael Heseltine today warned Tory colleagues their victory in Copeland was a ‘fluke’, and tore strips of Boris Johnson for ‘waffling’.

The Tory Grandee dismissed the Foreign Secretary’s assurance that Britain would be “perfectly OK” leaving the EU without a deal, saying: “Well, it’s rubbish, isn’t it.”

Lord Heseltine told ITV’s Robert Peston that Johnson had “turned the art of political communication into a science in which waffle, charm, delay, anything to stop actually answering questions. He does it magnificently.”

His comments came after an evasive Mr Johnson told the same programme: “I don’t think that the consequences are by

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