Umunna – Boris looks like a kitten with a head cold, not a lion

Commenting on Boris Johnson’s speech at Conservative Party Conference today, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“After weeks of hostile briefings, leaks and red lines, Boris Johnson succeeded in saying absolutely nothing of substance about Brexit in his speech today. The only person weaker than him is the Prime Minister, for not sacking him two weeks ago and restoring order on her divided Cabinet. 

“This was his chance to set out his stall on the biggest issue facing our country, and he completely fluffed it. Boris looks like a kitten with a head cold, not a lion.

“Most damningly of all, he failed to repeat his promise that Brexit will deliver £350 million more a week for the NHS. It was a lie, it will never be delivered by a Tory Government, and he and his hard Brexit cronies will never be forgiven by the British people for their dishonest campaign.”

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