“We can leave the EU as one UK, whole and entire and perfect as promised”

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

6 November 2019


Last year Johnson said regulatory checks and customs controls in the Irish Sea would damage the “fabric of the union”. His deal includes both.


Johnson’s statement was a lie. Even The Times, which endorsed him as the next prime minister, said “it is hard to see this as anything other than a lie.”