Boris Johnson: Tories must deliver Brexit or face extinction

Speaking at a private hustings, Johnson told party members he is the man to put Farage ‘back in his box’

Boris Johnson has warned the Conservative party it is facing extinction if it does not deliver Brexit and put Nigel Farage “back in his box” as he spoke at a hustings of candidates to be the next prime minister from which the press and public were banned.

Johnson told MPs from the centrist One Nation wing of the party that it was crucial to take the UK out of the EU at the end of October, arguing that he was the candidate to see off both Farage and Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn.

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