Ten candidates are bidding for the leadership of the Conservative Party which will bring with it the job of Prime Minister, succeeding Theresa May. The former Foreign Secretary and Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is one of the main contenders.

Boris Johnson has said if he is elected as the leader of the Conservative Party he will defeat Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party and protect Britain from “red-toothed, red-clawed socialism.”

Mr Johnson is the favourite to win the contest and replace Theresa May next month and in a speech on Wednesday, 12 June, he spelt out exactly what his approach would be to Brexit.

Worth remembering that most of the MPs who’ve actually worked with him wouldn’t trust him to hold their glass of Chardonnay while they went to powder their nose. #Boris #BorisJohnson

— Rory Bremner (@rorybremner) 12 June 2019

​He said he was “not aiming for a no-deal outcome”.

Mr Johnson said leaving no deal on the table was a “vital tool of negotiation” and Britain “must do better than the current withdrawal agreement”.

Have lost count of how many times Johnson has mentioned his track record in London as Mayor, also He knows he is going to have to answer Qs about track record judgement – starts by trying to joke about it but eventually accepts apologies for causing offence but….

— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) 12 June 2019

​”Delay means defeat, delay means Corbyn,” he said, insisting Britain would leave the EU on 31 October.



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