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US NewsLord Sugar backs Boris Johnson as PM despite Brexit jail demand

15:28  14 june  2019
15:28  14 june  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Lord Sugar also said Theresa May would be “fired” on his programme and that he would send Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on “a nice little trip” to Sibera – a reference to the location of Soviet work camps. Mr Johnson and Mr Gove were both associated with the Vote Leave campaign – whose campaign

Final stretch: Boris Johnson boards a plane at Doncaster Sheffield Airport on Monday with three days to go until the general election. Likening Brexit to an 'awful Groundhog Day situation', Lord Sugar claimed that only a Conservative majority could end the delay. The 72-year-old, who is Jewish, said

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He voiced his opinions on the leading Tory candidate on Sky's Ian King Live on Friday, saying he was "delighted" that Mr Johnson looks like he will be the next Prime Minister.

Lord Sugar said: "And the reason for that is because in a bizarre way, when the next general election comes up, I think the voting public will far prefer him than Jeremy Corbyn.

"So anybody who will stop Corbyn getting into power is going to be backed by me."

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BORIS JOHNSON has been defended by Lord Sugar who hit out at the “insane ranting” of Remainer MPs who first brought up murdered Jo Cox, the result of which seeing the Tory leader say the best way to honour her is to “get Brexit done” sparking anger in the Commons.

Boris Johnson has said that he will not ask the EU for a Brexit delay in any circumstances. His brother Jo blindsided Number 10 by announcing his resignation from the Cabinet despite a late night Mr Johnson would be deeply reluctant to recommend Jeremy Corbyn as PM but he would have some

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He added: "Boris did a relatively good job when he was the mayor of London and when he becomes the Prime Minister I am sure that he will grab Brexit by the horns and get ready for election in 2021."

Lord Sugar also brushed off Mr Johnson's reported "f*** business" comment, questioning whether he actually said it.

He told Sky News: "I can't comment on that because I didn't hear him say that and I very much doubt that he would mean that because business is what makes the world go round, what employs people in this country."

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Tweeting his support for Mr Johnson, he said the former foreign secretary "will have a good chance of winning the general election in 2021 if not before".

It marks an about-turn from the Amstrad founder's previous remarks.

In October last year, he said in the House of Lords that Mr Johnson should be prosecuted alongside his fellow Conservative leadership candidate Michael Gove for claims they made during the EU referendum campaign.

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Police were called to an altercation at Carrie Symond's south London home last night, rocking Mr Johnson's (pictured tonight) bid for power.

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