Johnson: Let's get Brexit done or face 'horror show' of Corbyn

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would force the UK into two referendums next year.

    Boris Johnson said opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn would ask the country what it wanted on serious constitutional issues [Toby Melville/Reuters]
    Boris Johnson said opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn would ask the country what it wanted on serious constitutional issues [Toby Melville/Reuters]

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged voters to back his Conservatives in a December 12 election or face the "horror show" of two referendums next year if Labour's Jeremy Corbyn were elected.

    Officially launching the start of campaign from outside his Downing Street residence, Johnson said that if he were returned to power with a majority he would get on with ratifying his Brexit deal straight away.

    "Come with us, get Brexit done and take this country forward, or, and this is the alternative next year, spend the whole of 2020 in a horror show of yet more dither and delay," he said.

    "[Labour] would spend the whole of 2020 having two referendums, one on Scotland ... and another referendum on Brexit."

    SOURCE: Reuters news agency