Boris in blistering attack on Remainer MPs at Tory election launch 'Can't go on like this'
Man Of Zion
Nov. 06, 2019
PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson launched the Conservative Party election campaign on Wednesday evening with a brutal attack on Remainer MPs in the House of Commons.
Boris Johnson launched the Conservative Party election campaign on Wednesday night, after being introduced by Home Secretary Priti Patel. It came after he met with Her Majesty the Queen on this afternoon, before he announced she had agreed to dissolve Parliament to allow an election. Mr Johnson has repeatedly said an election in December is the only way of breaking the Brexit impasse and took a dig at Remainer MPs, seconds into his speech.
Speaking in the West Midlands, Mr Johnson told supporters: “We have a Parliament that is paralysed, blocked…this Parliament refused to get Brexit done and that is bad for our democracy because we asked the people of this country if they wanted to stay in the EU.
“We told them time and again we would honour their decision. We told them whatever they voted for we put it into effect.
“The whole Brexit debate is holding us all back…the uncertainty and delay are bad for the country.
“We need an election and a new Parliament because we can’t go on like this.
“Now is the time to unleash that tidal wave of investment that is going to flow into this country, a great surge of confidence into the UK and we can do that in just a few weeks.”
Mr Johnson pledged to have an “infrastructure revolution” across the UK as he spelt out pledges to supporters.
The Prime Minister announced on Wednesday he had been to see the Queen, before he explained he did not want an early election.
He said: “I want you to know of course that I don't want an early election.
"No one much wants to have an election in December. But, we have got to the stage where we have no choice because our parliament is paralysed.
"It has been stuck in a rut for three and a half years and I'm afraid our MPs are just refusing - time and again - to deliver Brexit and honour the mandate of the people.”
Mr Johnson attacked the Labour Party leader’s plans, claiming Mr Corbyn would spend 2020 obsessed with two referendums, one on Brexit and one on Scotland’s independence “because he has done a deal with the Scots nationalists to assist the break up of the union if they sustain him in power”.
The Prime Minister said: “On Day 1 of the new Parliament in December, we will start getting our deal through so we can get Brexit done in January and unleash this country's potential.
"We'll put uncertainty behind us - families and businesses will be able to plan.
"Let's make 2020 the year of investment and growth, not the year of two referendums.”
On Day 1 of the new Parliament in December, we will start getting our deal through so we can get Brexit done
But, the start of the Tories election campaign has been marred already, starting with Commons leader, Jacob Rees-Mogg, who on Tuesday was forced to apologise after remarks about the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze.
The Conservative Party have also been criticised after they edited a video of Sir Keir Starmer, who appeared on Good Morning Britain, before posting doctored footage on the party’s social media.
Labour Party leader Mr Corbyn said in a speech that “Labour is putting forward the most radical and far-reaching plan for real change in our lifetimes”.
He said: “I want to lead a government that's on your side. That puts power and wealth into the hands of the people - a government that works for you."
And on Wednesday, Lib Dem leader Jo Swanson launched her election campaign by saying she would take on Mr Johnson and Mr Corbyn.
Ms Swinson told the PA news agency: "I am happy to take on both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, neither of whom is fit to be prime minister, whatever."
Asked if she feared a dirty election campaign, Ms Swinson said she would present a positive message to voters.
Ms Swinson said the Lib Dems would invest £11 billion into mental health care. The Lib Dem leader said: "We need to make sure people get the help they need when they need it."
Brexit Party leader Mr Farage told supporters in Cumbria the idea of "Workington man" as the key swing voter in the election is "patronising cobblers".
He also criticised Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, saying it was 95 percent "the same as Mrs May's bad old treaty".
He said: "I like Boris personally but I'm sorry to say what he is presenting just is not Brexit, it's as simple as that."