Boris Johnson held anticipated speech at the Conservative Conference

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On Tuesday, Boris Johnson held a speech at the Conservative Conference in Birmingham, in which he shared his thoughts on Brexit, saying that the idea of a second referendum is ‘infamous’.

The former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, began his speech by expressing worry about the Tories losing their basic belief in freedom.

He then continued to address what happens if the UK leaves the EU on wrong terms.

“Do not believe that we can somehow get it wrong now and fix it later – get out properly next year, or the year after. Total fantasy,” he said.

Johnson also expressed critique against Chequers claiming that, if it is agreed, it will support those people who are calling for a second referendum.

“These are the same people, incidentally, who explicitly told the electorate that there was no going back, that voting leave meant leaving the customs union and the single market, and that there was no way they would be asked again.”

Johnson finished his speech at the press conference by urging ‘our friends’ to support the Prime Minister, Theresa May.

“I urge our friends in government to deliver what the people voted for, to back Theresa May in the best way possible, by softly, quietly, and sensibly backing her original plan. And in so doing to believe in conservatism and to believe in Britain.

“Because if we get it wrong we will be punished. And if we get it right we can have a glorious future,” he continued.

 

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