Boris Johnson launches Tory leadership bid with pledge to end Brexit 'morass'

Boris Johnson launches Tory leadership bid with pledge to end Brexit 'morass'

Several of the current Conservative leadership contenders have said that they would be willing to leave without a deal if necessary.

Boris Johnson is yesterday's news.

British Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

MPs clashed over the handing the government the right to dismiss parliament and control the Brexit agenda and the right for parliament to prevent no-deal by any means necessary.

The Commons opposed the move by 309 votes to 298.

Boris Johnson, the leading contender to become the new United Kingdom prime minister, has warned a failure to leave the European Union on October 31 would allow "red-toothed" socialism into government.

The Tory leadership hopeful said that he was anxious by the "impact" Mr Corbyn's leadership of the Labour party has had.

Boris Johnson said he promises to deliver Brexit by October 31.

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who introduced him at Wednesday's event, said Mr Javid would give voters a "greater reason to feel pride" in the UK.

May's premiership crumbled after she repeatedly failed to convince parliament to ratify the divorce deal she negotiated with the EU.

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"Now is the time to unite this country and unite this society", he said, stressing that this task can be only achieved after leaving the EU.

Ballots continue until just two candidates remain in the contest.

He has kept a low profile in the race to succeed Theresa May so far, his only significant intervention being a pledge - immediately criticised by his rivals - to cut income tax bills for people earning more than £50,000 a year.

Opening the debate today Labour's shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer called the measure a safety valve so MPs could begin legislation to stop a new prime minister suspending parliament.

Despite his shortcomings, Johnson is "the only Conservative" who can deliver on Brexit, Galloway believes, arguing that "none of the other Conservatives measure up".

He warned that Corbyn must not be allowed to win an election.

Johnson, 54, favorite for the top job almost three years since he led the referendum campaign to leave the European Union, praised the strength of the British economy, promised to deliver Brexit by the end of October and tackle despair across the country.

Britain's opposition Labour Party is not prepared to let Prime Minister Theresa May's successor pursue a "disastrous" no-deal Brexit, the party's spokesman said on Wednesday.

"If sometimes in the course of trying to get across what I genuinely think, I use phrases and language that have caused offence, of course I'm sorry for the offence that I have caused", he told Sky's political editor, Beth Rigby. "Kick the can and we kick the bucket", he added.

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