“If we can get this deal over the line . . . then we can release that pent-up flood of investment. Hundreds of billions are waiting to pour into the UK”

Boris Johnson, speech launching Conservative Party election campaign, Downing Street

November 6, 2019

Facts

Many firms have delayed investments because of the uncertainty around Brexit. But there is no evidence that hundreds of billions of pounds worth of investments will pour into Britain following Brexit.

Verdict

Johnson’s statement lacked any apparent foundation in truth.

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