BORIS Johnson insists he will not “bottle Brexit” while vowing to “turbocharge” Britain after our exit from the European Union.
The Tory leadership contender, 55, used his £250K-a-year Telegraph column to once again promise that the UK will leave the EU by October 31.
Boris Johnson has used his Telegraph column to once again promise that he will deliver Brexit by October 31 if he becomes PM[/caption]
He did not however mention the “plate-smashing scandal” which reportedly erupted at his girlfriend Carrie Symond’s house on Thursday night.
Boris instead stated his case for being the next Prime Minister insisting “it is absolutely vital that we keep our eyes on the prize” as Brexit continues to dominate the political discourse.
The former Foreign Secretary wrote: “We are just over four months away from the date on which, by law, we must leave the EU; and this time we are not going to bottle it. We are not going to fail.”
BoJo writes that Britain’s exit from the bloc will spark “a revival in the Conservative party” which has been ripped apart by the government’s inability to pass a withdrawal agreement through parliament.
He continues: “Most important of all, we can begin a new and exciting agenda for post Brexit Britain – and begin to turbocharge the most innovative economy in Europe.”
It is absolutely vital that we keep our eyes on the prize
Mr Johnson, who is still the bookies favourite to succeed Theresa May as PM, insists that after October 31 his government will begin the “great work of bringing the country together.”
The twice-married MP, who is facing current Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the run-off for the Tory leadership, then discusses areas of the UK economy which he feels need investment.
He talks about pouring money into education, boosting transport links in the north of England and the Midlands before promising to invest in super-fast full fibre broadband across the country.
Boris briefly discusses his two terms as Mayor of London, from 2008 until 2016, claiming he helped revitalise some of the capital’s poorest boroughs.
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He then finishes his column by blasting Jeremy Corbyn who he says would be an “utter catastrophe for this country.”
The Eton-educated former journalist claims the Labour leader “has no interest in business” while slamming his proposal to raise taxes.
He adds: “We can win this argument big time – but first we must leave on October 31.”
Boris's campaign rocked by reported bust-up with girlfriend
- On Thursday evening, police were called to the house Boris shares with girlfriend Carrie Symonds in Camberwell, South London, after a concerned neighbour heard a raging row.
- The Guardian reported that plates appeared to have been smashed and Ms Symonds was heard saying “get off me” and “get out of my flat”.
- Allies said the row was over wine spilled on the sofa and insisted it was a “stitch up” by neighbours who don’t like Boris.
- But on Saturday he dodged questions on it FIVE times and refused to say what really happened during the first hustings in Birmingham.
- Ms Symonds was reported to have said: “You just don’t care for anything because you’re spoilt. You have no care for money or anything.”
- Boris was heard yelling: “Get off my f***king laptop”.
- The pair have been in a relationship since last year, after The Sun revealed that Boris was separating from his wife Marina Wheeler.
- The neighbour – who voted Remain – defended calling the police and handing recordings over to the papers, saying he was concerned about the pair’s safety.
- Tom Penn said today he “felt it was of important public interest” after he knew they were safe.
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