Boris Johnson dumped 70 pages of Parliamentary notes – including his thoughts on Brexit – into a petrol station bin.
The Conservative MP stuffed the notes in the trash can after pulling up with a passenger, believed to be his new 30-year-old love Carrie Symonds, in the South West on January 21.
But as he rushed to pay for his petrol, several pages fell to the ground and were picked up by a member of the public, the Sunday Mirror reports.
Boris Johnson (pictured leaving the Houses of Parliament in London on January 11) dumped 70 pages of parliamentary paper into a petrol station trash can
When asked about the discarded papers, Mr Johnson told the publication: ‘Just as the British public are complaining that newspapers are full of rubbish, the Sunday Mirror has gone out and proved it by publishing the contents of a petrol station bin.’
In the handwritten documents and official notes, the 54-year-old purportedly proposed that there is ‘no strategy’ for Britain leaving the EU without a deal on March 29.
He allegedly wrote: ‘No deal does not mean crashing out, it can mean we are getting it right. We don’t know what the strategy is. We have nothing to fear but fear itself. Fear isn’t scary.’
The Conservative MP apparently stuffed the notes in the trash can after pulling up with a passenger, believed to be his new 30-year-old love Carrie Symonds (pictured together at a fund raising event at the National History Museum earlier this year)
The documents also claim chief whip Julian Smith is planning a second referendum, as one paper purportedly said: ‘The party has a very clear way forward on Brexit. It is the true way. The chief whip is alleged to have a plot to put it back to the people.’
However, a spokesman for Mr Smith rejected the claims, insisting to the newspaper that it is ‘absurd and patently untrue.’
Mr Johnson’s papers are also thought to include his views on saving the planet, several speech ideas, and one note referencing ‘prawn cocktail crisps’.
This is seemingly in a nod to claims that the EU once tried to ban the flavour from the UK’s shelves, which the Conservative pointed out during the referendum vote.
It comes as Theresa May warned MPs to stop trying for a second referendum.
Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, she said: ‘There is no majority in this Parliament to hold another vote. Indeed, I believe there never will be.’