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Boris Johnson makes plea to ‘save country’ in final campaign rally

Boris Johnson makes plea to ‘save country’ in final campaign rally

Boris used the rally to tell Conservatives it was their ‘national duty to find every vote they can to save the country from disaster'.
The prime minister used his final campaign rally to tell Conservatives it was their ‘national duty by 10 o’clock tomorrow night’ to ‘find every vote they can to save the country from disaster’.

Boris Johnson delivered the speech at a large rally at the Copper Box in Stratford, east London – a venue used during the London 2012 Olympics.

The Tory leader asked if the crowd of several hundred were ‘pumped up’, ‘energised’ and ‘motivated’ – to which they shouted ‘yes’.

Mr Johnson said: ‘Sincerely hope so everybody.’

He added: ‘We all know what happened two years ago. We know we cannot trust the opinion polls and we know this contest is tight and getting tighter.’

He added that a vote for any other party could lead to a hung Parliament and ‘economic disaster’.

Mr Johnson went on to reiterate his stance that only the Conservatives could ‘get Brexit done’, and said Jeremy Corbyn would hold another EU referendum.

Mr Johnson arrived in the capital after zig-zagging his way across the country in a last-ditch push for support – pretending to be a milkman, visiting businesses and knocking on a small number of Tory-friendly doors.

He started his day by delivering a crate of milk, orange juice and other items to a house in Guiseley, West Yorkshire.

Mr Johnson has previously driven a JCB digger through a polystyrene wall, made rock in Blackpool, played football and changed a wheel on a Formula One car among various activities and election stunts.

He was earlier asked about the narrowing polls and pressed on whether he was nervous.

Mr Johnson replied: ‘We’re fighting for every vote.’

The Prime Minister was also in Derby today, where he put a pastry top on a beef and ale pie before it was placed in an oven during a visit to a catering firm.

He also took a 40-minute flight to South Wales from East Midlands Airport, where his day took a festive turn during a visit to a firm said to be the Queen’s Christmas cracker supplier.

Mr Johnson helped box up rolls of wrapping paper before joining staff at IG Design Group in pulling crackers.

The PM read out the joke in one of the crackers, asking: ‘What can you make that cannot be seen? The answer is a noise.’

The noise of laughter was not heard, so the PM added: ‘What can you get done by Christmas? Brexit.’
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