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How very awkward!

When your entire election campaign hinges on a promise to “get Brexit done”, the last thing you want is for embarrassing documents to turn up saying you were lying about it.

But that is what has happened to Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party today.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has revealed details from a leaked Treasury document showing that Mr Johnson has misled the public.

Mr Johnson promised there would be no new customs checks between Great Britain and Northern Ireland but the Treasury paper says there will be.

Mr Johnson denied there would be customs declarations and regulatory checks on goods travelling between Great Britain and Northern Ireland but the Treasury paper says there will be.

Let’s have a quick reminder of Mr Johnson’s claims:  At the start of the election campaign, he was asked in person by Northern Ireland business leaders whether they would be subject to customs declarations.

“You will absolutely  not,” he replied. “If anyone asks you to do that tell them to ring up the prime minister and I’ll direct them to put that form in the bin.”

Challenged on the leak, Mr Johnson said voters should believe what he said.

Why should they?

This is an official Treasury document. The Treasury itself has refused to comment on it – but it doesn’t have to.

This is an official government document that states, very clearly and in no uncertain terms, that Boris Johnson is a liar who has deliberately misled the British people about at least one part of his Brexit deal.

It is entirely possible that he has lied about other details.

“Get Brexit done”? It’s more like “Fool Britain badly”! (and NI, and – indeed – Ireland)

The Independent quotes Mr Corbyn’s scathing remarks about Mr Johnson’s other claims, too.

He said: “There will be other secret reports like this one in every government department that reveal the disastrous impacts of his policies on the safety of the food you eat, on the rights you have at work, on the pollution of the air that we breathe and on the jobs and industries that people work in.

“These reports exist but the government is hiding them from you because in this election the Conservatives want you to vote blind.”

It’s worse than that; the Tories want you to vote for a pack of lies.

And then – as we know from the #page48 revelation – they’ll turn the UK into a dictatorship, so it won’t matter whether they tell you the truth or lies at all because you won’t be able to stop them doing anything they like.

Is that the future you want?

Is it?

To be literally nothing more than livestock for the Tories to do with as they please?

Because that’s what you’re saying if you vote for the Conservatives on December 12.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn releases leaked government documents that show Boris Johnson ‘lied about Brexit deal’ | The Independent

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