“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

November 6, 2019

Facts

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

Verdict

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.”

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