Rolling coverage of Tory conference in Manchester, as PM defends use of the term ‘surrender act’ and says ‘nothing to declare’ over Jennifer ArcuriPM ‘whipping up riot fears to avoid Brexit extension’Johnson makes £13bn hospital pledgeJennifer Arcuri: mystery £700,000 loan adds to pressure on PM 10.42am BST And this is what Boris Johnson said about the allegations about his relationship with Jennifer Arcuri.There was no interest to declare.I tell you what I really think is going on. I really think that people can feel this country is approaching an important moment of choice, and we have to get on and we have to deliver Brexit, and I think that there is a large constituency, in parliament and elsewhere, who do want to frustrate that objective. And, rightly or wrongly, they see me as the person most likely to deliver that objective. And I’m going to get on and do it.I think you’ve got to be realistic if you’re in my position. You’ve got to expect a lot of shot and shell. 10.19am BST Here is a summary of what Boris Johnson said about his use of language in the interview.The sort of language I’m afraid we’ve seen more and more of coming out from Number 10 does incite violence … The casual approach to safety of MPs and their staff is immoral.I think you will find that the speeches of most politicians for centuries have been studded with the use of military metaphor.I certainly think everybody should calm down.I think I’ve been a model of restraint. Continue reading…
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