poll: Who do YOU trust more over Brexit? Have your say on Johnson and Hunt

Posted on Jun 22 2019 - 4:47pm by admin readers can vote in our poll on who they trust more to deliver Brexit. Mr Johnson and Mr Hunt have reached the final two in the race to replace Theresa May and it is up to 160,000 Tory members to pick the party’s next leader. Brexiteer Mr Johnson has promised to take the UK out of the EU with or without a deal, although his preference is to strike an agreement.

The former London mayor led the campaign to leave the bloc in the 2016 referendum.

He was made foreign secretary by Mrs May but stepped down in protest at her handling of Brexit.

Mr Johnson has branded her deal “effectively defunct”.

He wants to keep certain parts of it and renegotiate or abandon others, with the Irish backstop the main problem.

Mr Johnson is hoping to thrash out a better agreement by withholding the £39 billion divorce bill and stepping up preparations for no deal.

Meanwhile, Mr Hunt supported Remain in 2016 and has been dubbed “Theresa May in trousers”.

The Foreign Secretary wants to renegotiate Mrs May’s deal and would be prepared to delay Brexit beyond October 31.

He is against a no-deal exit but he will not rule it out.

Mr Hunt claims his experience in business will give him a better chance of renegotiating Mrs May’s deal, which was rejected by MPs three times.

The pair are set to go head-to-head in hustings across the country before Tory members make the final decision on who will be the next prime minister.

It comes after Mr Johnson won 160 votes in the final ballot of the party’s MPs on Thursday, more than half the total.

Mr Hunt got 77 votes, with Michael Gove narrowly missing out with the backing of 75 MPs.

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