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21 August, Wednesday

Boris Johnson launched his campaign

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Boris Johnson is launching his Tory leadership campaign boosted by a major new cabinet endorsement and a highly favourable opinion poll.

Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay has become the latest senior Tory to back the former foreign secretary, Johnson will deliver Brexit on 31 October, Sky News reports.

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And a ComRes poll in The Daily Telegraph suggests that with Johnson as leader the Conservatives could be heading for a landslide at the next election with a majority of 140.

But Johnson and other pro-Brexit leadership candidates are facing a potential blow as Labour and the opposition parties stage a parliamentary ambush aimed at blocking no-deal.

At his campaign launch, Boris Johnson will say: "Now is the time to unite this country and unite this society, and we cannot begin that task until we have delivered on the primary request of the people; the one big thing they have asked us to do.

"After three years and two missed deadlines, we must leave the EU on 31 October."

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