Boris Johnson: I would not veil my language as prime minister

A defiant Boris Johnson has insisted he won’t be “muffled” and “will continue to speak directly”, as he was challenged about past controversial comments at his Tory leadership campaign launch.

Speaking as he set out his vision to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister, Mr Johnson claimed that the British public “feels alienated” from those in Westminster “because too often they feel we are muffling and veiling our language”.

He was asked by Sky News if a string of controversial comments, which includes United Kingdom or read the original

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