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Boris Johnson launches bid to become UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson is the bookies' favourite for the job Boris Johnson is the bookies' favourite for the job
Patty Aguilar | 13 June, 2019, 01:58

Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to be Britain's next prime minister, laid out his pitch to win the leadership race in the ruling Conservative Party on Wednesday.

"If we're trying to connect with the next generation and move forward as a country then I think it's time for the next generation with a bold new agenda", the Home Secretary said. "I will hit the ground running and engage in friendliest possible way with friends across channel".

"In a leadership contest of fairytale tax cuts and unworkable pledges, this promise to get a new deal or leave without a deal on October 31 is the most ludicrous of them all", worldwide development minister Stewart said in a statement.

"I think if we now block it, collectively as parliamentarians we will reap the whirlwind and we will face mortal retribution from the electorate".

In a campaign video released on Tuesday, Mr Javid said he would bring a "fresh look" to the Conservative Party and was capable of healing the divisions caused by Brexit.

He said he would not pretend everything was going to be plain sailing, adding he believed that maturity and sense of duty will prevail to get Brexit done.

Labour used an opposition day to table a controversial business motion that sought to "put power back in the hands of Parliament" and pave the way for another vote in June that, if passed, would block a no deal.

"It will introduce a safety valve in the Brexit process and it will be a reminder to all Conservative leadership candidates that this house will take every step necessary to prevent a no deal".

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The Pound-to-Dollar rate was 0.11% higher at 1.2737 but is down 0.02% for 2019 after having fallen 2% in the last month. The index for used cars and trucks slumped 1.4% in May, the fourth straight decline.

Following are comments by Johnson at the launch of his campaign.

He acknowledged that his use of language - such as his description of Muslim women who wore the burka as letter boxes - sometimes resulted in "some plaster coming off the ceiling".

Referring to his record as mayor of London, he said: "I do what I promise to do as a politician".

The British government will instruct its lawmakers to vote against an attempt on Wednesday by the opposition Labour Party to seize control of parliamentary time to try and stop a no-deal Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said.

As the result was announced, Tory MPs cheered on the benches.

However, Labour made clear that if the motion was defeated, the party would find other ways to prevent no-deal, including a possible vote of no confidence.

Earlier, she told the BBC she would not support leaving the European Union without a deal, but Mr Javid had the most credible plan to get a deal through Parliament.

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