Cameron: Johnson said leave campaign would lose minutes before backing it

Politics The Guardian

Former PM believes Boris Johnson sided with pro-Brexit vote after assessing it would help with his premiership ambitions Boris Johnson claimed that Vote Leave would lose the EU referendum just minutes before appearing on television to declare his intention to campaign to exit, David Cameron has claimed. In an interview with ITV News, the former UK prime minister disclosed that Johnson had told him the campaign to leave the EU would be “crushed like a toad under the harrow”. Minutes later, Johnson appeared outside his then family home in Islington, north London, to say he would join the Vote …

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