Tory leadership contest

Hunt banks on anti-no deal line

BY Finn McRedmond   /  28 May 2019

As the Conservative leadership contests gets underway, the ever-expanding list of candidates to be Britain’s next Prime Minister are pegging out their positions on Brexit.

The favourite, Boris Johnson, is running as the Brexiteer’s Brexiteer. “We will leave the EU on 31st October, deal or no deal,” he said last week. In terms of this contest, it’s a savvy move. According to recent YouGov polling two-thirds of Conservative Party members want a no deal WTO-style Brexit. And it’s the members who get the final say on the next leader.


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