Boris Johnson says his Brexit deal has backing of ‘all Tory election candidates’

epa07993651 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech during a visit to the London Electric Vehicle company, West Midlands, Britain, 13 November 2019. Britons go to the polls on 12 December in a general election. EPA-EFE/PETER POWELL

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Boris Johnson has said that all Tory parliamentary candidates have vowed to vote for his Brexit deal if he wins a majority at the UK General Election.

In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, the British Prime Minister said this pledge means that voters can be “100%” certain that a Conservative government will “unblock” Parliament and deliver Brexit.

Last month, Mr Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill was approved in principle at its first hurdle when MPs voted 329 to 299 for it, but the blow came when they rejected the hasty timetable by 322 to 308.

It effectively put paid to his promise – “no ifs, no buts” – to take the UK out of the EU by October 31.

Mr Johnson told the newspaper: “All 635 Conservative candidates standing at this election – every single one of them – has pledged to me that if elected they will vote in Parliament to pass my Brexit deal so we can end the uncertainty and finally leave the EU.

“I am offering a pact with the people: if you vote Conservative you can be 100% sure a majority Conservative government will unblock Parliament and get Brexit done.”

The Prime Minister has also moved to firm up his party’s immigration plans, after he appeared to row back from the promise of cutting immigration “overall” during the week.

Via The Telegraph

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