Boris: It’s on a knife edge, don’t vote for more dither and delay
BORIS Johnson has issued a plea for the country’s backing to finish Brexit and build a “great future” for Britain.
Ahead of today’s election, the Prime Minister urged voters to give him the Commons majority needed to smash the “gridlock” at Westminster so the verdict of the 2016 EU Referendum can be honoured at last.
The Prime Minister “Enough is enough.”
And appealing to traditional Labour voters to back the Tories for the first time, he said: “Even if you have never voted Conservative said: before, this is your chance to be heard, and I promise I will not let you down.”
He vowed to again defy the “doomsters and gloom-mongers” by passing his EU Withdrawal Agreement and securing a trade deal with Brussels to give the UK a prosperous future.
Last night the opinion polls were still showing the threat of another hung parliament.
Mr Johnson warned of a nightmare Christmas should Jeremy Corbyn get the chance to enter Downing Street with the support of SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon.
He said: “Give me a majority and I will finish what we started…a great future is there within our grasp, but I need your vote.
“Today is our chance to unite as a country and put the uncertainty to bed so people can get on with their lives. Just imagine…how awful it would be if Corbyn and Sturgeon were in Downing Street advancing their plans for two more referendums.”
Polling stations close at 10pm and senior Tories face a nerve- jangling wait after the final polls of the campaign left the result finely poised. Under Westminster’s firstpast-the-post electoral system, Mr Johnson’s party could still fall short of a Commons majority despite winning the popular vote.
Opinium’s final poll of the fiveweek campaign showed Labour had risen in recent days, although the Conservatives retained a comfortable 12-point lead.
The survey of 3,000 voters gave the Tories a 45 per cent share of support, unchanged from a week ago, while Labour was up two points to 33 per cent. The Lib Dems were down one point to 12 per cent.
In his eve-of-poll message, the Prime Minister acknowledged that the result was hanging in the balance. He said: “The result is on a knife-edge.
“We could have another hung parliament with more of the same – more dither, more delay, more uncertainty.
“Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon are already stitching up deals to block Brexit.
“They’d inflict on this country the chaos of two referendums next year, on Brexit and on Scottish independence. And, if that wasn’t enough, their plans would wreck our economy, with more borrowing and higher taxes.
“Or we could have
aConservative majority government which will get Brexit done and unleash Britain’s potential.”
Mr Johnson urged voters to recall how he was forced to reluctantly trigger the election because MPs repeatedly blocked his attempt to deliver Brexit.
He said: “When I became your Prime Minister, I set out to strike a new deal with the European Union that would honour the Referendum by taking back control of our laws, borders, money and trade.
“There were many doomsters and gloom-mongers who said it couldn’t be done, but they were wrong.We got a fantastic new deal
Bang...Boris Johnson pulls a cracker in Hengoed, Glamorgan
which finally delivers the change people voted for three and a half years ago.
“MPs had the chance to vote that deal through parliament and honour the promises they made to deliver Brexit. But instead they ignored the will of 17.4 million people and voted for more dither and delay.
“The last parliament was so obsessed with arguing about Brexit, they were even arguing about arguing. They were not focusing on what you, the people, want. Enough is enough.”
Setting out the Conservative case for the final time, he said: “If we can smash through the parliamentary gridlock, the government will be able to concentrate on changing the country for the better – strengthening the NHS with £34billion extra funding and