British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday brushed away criticism of leaked plans to manage the Irish border after Brexit, saying comments from Brussels and Dublin were not aimed at Britain's final proposals.
"As far as I can make out from what I've seen from the response from Brussels and I think Dublin, they're not talking about the proposals that we're actually going to be taking, they're talking about some stuff that went in previously," Johnson told the BBC.
He also said to have expected a certain amount of criticism from those opposed to Brexit in his role as prime minister, responding to questions about his personal life and political history.
"Quite a few people don't want Brexit to be done and I think, rightly or wrongly, they conceive of me as the person who is helping to deliver Brexit and it is inevitable that I am going to come under a certain amount of shot and shell. I don't mind that in the least," Johnson told in the same interview with BBC.