Jill Lawless, Associated Press Updated 12:39 pm CDT, Thursday, June 20, 2019 British Conservative party leadership and prime minister contender Boris Johnson leaves home in South London in London, Thursday, June 20, 2019. The race to become Britain's next prime minister is down to the final four on Wednesday, as Johnson stretched his lead among Conservative lawmakers and upstart Rory Stewart was eliminated from the contest. less British Conservative party leadership and prime minister contender Boris Johnson leaves home in South London in London, Thursday, June 20, 2019. The race to become Britain's next prime minister is down to the ... more Photo: Matt Dunham, AP Photo: Matt Dunham, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 British Conservative party leadership and prime … [Read more...] about Blond ambition: Boris Johnson hones in on goal of leading UK
Brexit quotes boris johnson
0 Have your say Supporters of Michael Gove will round on Jeremy Hunt over his support for staying in the EU in 2016 as the pair battle to become the final challenger to Boris Johnson. One MP backing Mr Johnson said that unless the ballot of party members to choose between the final two candidates featured two Brexiteers “I’m afraid the result will be very predictable”. Rory Stewart’s upstart bid for the Tory leadership came to an end yesterday evening after ten of his supporters abandoned him, leaving him in last place in the final ballot. Meanwhile, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond issued a warning to the leadership field, promising to “fight and fight again” for economic pragmatism and saying a no-deal scenario would endanger the Union while burning through a £27 billion Brexit war chest.Talks are understood to have already begun between Mr Stewart and Mr Gove over a possible endorsement. Mr Stewart … [Read more...] about Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt battle to face Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson has officially launched his bid to become UK prime minister – backed by a small avalanche of new supporters in parliament, and a fresh opinion poll seen as suggesting that the Conservatives under his leadership would romp home in a general election. The frontrunner in the race is seen as being in an increasingly strong position in the race. But even if he fails, his rhetoric and message on Brexit have set the tone for the debate. There have been many references to a “clean, managed Brexit”, but critics of “no deal” argue it would be dirty and chaotic. The hardline stance taken by the ex-foreign secretary and other leading Tory candidates is seen as wildly unrealistic. Kicking buckets and cans Johnson’s over-riding message on Brexit is that the United Kingdom must leave the European Union on October 31, the scheduled departure date. Failure to do so would be fatal for the ruling Conservatives. “Kick the can and we kick the … [Read more...] about Brexit: should Boris Johnson and the Tories get real on no deal?
Boris Johnson has reportedly signalled he could back the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, but only if his preferred "Canada-style deal" on a future trading relationship with the EU is realised. Speaking at a Telegraph event on Tuesday, the former Foreign Secretary said he was "not there yet" on backing Theresa May's controversial deal but warned that Brexit may not happen if it is defeated again. "If we vote it down again there is an appreciable and growing sense that we will not leave at all. That is the risk," journalists at the event quoted him as saying. It comes as the Prime Minister battles to secure backing for her Brexit deal before the end of the week. Jacob Rees-Mogg is among Tory Eurosceptics who have indicated they may back the deal after MPs dramatically voted to seize control of the process of leaving the European Union on Monday night. The influential backbencher said "the choice seems to be Mrs May's deal or no Brexit". Mr Johnson on Tuesday … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson ‘edges towards backing May’s Brexit deal’
News / UK and world by Press Association January 18, 2019, 2:53 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Boris Johnson has come under fire after claiming that he did not issue warnings over immigration from Turkey during the 2016 EU referendum. The former foreign secretary was put on the spot by Channel 4 journalist Michael Crick while answering questions after a speech on Brexit in Staffordshire. The figurehead of Vote Leave was asked whether he disowned claims made by the campaign that Turkey was about to join the EU and suggestions that this might lead to large-scale immigration to the UK. He responded: “I didn’t say anything about Turkey in the referendum … Since I made no remarks, I can’t disown them.” However, Mr Johnson was a signatory to an open letter to then-prime minister David Cameron a week before the referendum vote in June 2016 stating that it was EU policy … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson under attack over Turkey claim