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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:06 AM

Tory leadership: Boris Johnson launches campaign to be next prime minister - live news

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/jun/12/tory-leadership-boris-johnson-facing-fierce-criticism-because-of-his-huge-appeal-says-leading-supporter--live-news

Tory leadership: Boris Johnson launches campaign to be next prime minister – live news

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Johnson says the leave vote was not just about democracy or immigration.

People wanted to be heard, he says. They wanted to feel they too could be part of this country.

They wanted to know that their concerns were as important to the country’s leaders as those of any “metropolitan tech guru”.

After three years and two missed deadlines, we must leave the EU on October 31.
Johnson reaffirms his commitment to take the UK out of the EU by 31 October.
He stresses he is not aiming for no-deal. But he says it would be irresponsible to rule it out.
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