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6/20, 12:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Brexiteer and Tory are same thing - Johnson

Former foreign secretary of the United Kingdom and a favorite to replace Theresa May as the next prime minister Boris Johnson said that being a Tory and a Brexiteer are the same. In an interview with Evening Standard published on Thursday, Johnson stated that one of his main goals if he is chosen to lead the Conservative Party is to leave the European Union in October.

When asked if he is concerned about the lingering nation-wide divisions related to London's divorce from Brussels, he said "yes, and the way we need to heal them and get this thing done is to get Brexit over the line, deliver it for the people and then concentrate on modern Conservative policies." He pointed out that he thinks Brexiteers and Conservatives are "completely coherent" and that he wants to be remembered as "somebody who helped to unite the country and unite society."

Yesterday, Johnson won the third round of the Tory leadership contest, securing support of 143 out of 313 Conservative MPs, 17 more than in the previous round.

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