He warns over Brexit & Cor­byn

Daily Star - - NEWS - ■ by ALEXAN­DER BROWN [email protected]­

BORIS John­son warned of a Tory wipe­out if the party does not de­liver Brexit.

The for­mer For­eign Sec­re­tary launched his lead­er­ship bid by in­sist­ing only he could de­feat Jeremy Cor­byn’s Labour and de­liver leav­ing the EU.

He said: “Now is the time to unite this coun­try and unite this so­ci­ety.

“We can­not be­gin that un­til we have de­liv­ered on the pri­mary re­quire­ment of the peo­ple, that they asked us to do.

“Af­ter three years and two missed dead­lines, we must leave the EU on Oc­to­ber 31.” Pledg­ing to get out, deal or no deal, come Oc­to­ber 31, Mr John­son warned “de­lay means de­feat”.

He con­tin­ued: “De­lay means Cor­byn. Kick the can and we kick the bucket.”

Mr John­son went on to warn that no deal could trig­ger mas­sive prob­lems for the econ­omy.

He added: “I don’t think we will end up with any such thing but it is only re­spon­si­ble to pre­pare.”

Mr John­son also launched an at­tack on Mr Cor­byn, la­belling the Labour leader “a real threat to our fun­da­men­tal val­ues and our way of life”.

But France’s most fa­mous news­pa­per has la­belled him a “small-time Trump ded­i­cated to sab­o­tage”.

Le Monde lashed out at the lead­er­ship fron­trun­ner, say­ing elect­ing him as Bri­tain’s PM would be a “calamity for his coun­try and for Europe”.

BID: John­son yes­ter­day

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