Boris Johnson has made a rallying cry just two days before the election
With just 48 hours before the nation goes to the polls, the Foreign Secretary is issuing a rallying cry to wavering Britons urging them to “believe in the huge potential for Brexit”.
In his biggest speech of the campaign, Mr Johnson will say today it is the nation’s “destiny” to be partners with the rest of the world, saying more than nine out of ten of the world’s population live outside the European Union (EU).
Speaking in the North East today, Boris Johnson will say: "It makes me shudder to think that we could seriously be about to elect a Corbyn-led coalition that would impose destructive new taxes on businesses, on homes, on gardens – at the very moment when we could be about to go forward with Global Britain.
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Johnson laid into Corbyn
It makes me shudder to think that we could seriously be about to elect a Corbyn-led coalition that would impose destructive new taxes on businesses, on homes, on gardens
"This is the moment to believe in the huge potential of Brexit Britain. Let's get Brexit done.
“Let's get Brexit right. Let's believe in Britain. And let's work for the next 48 hours to make sure our negotiations are led by Theresa May and the Conservatives."
It comes as a recent Survation poll for ITV's Good Morning Britain put the two main parties almost neck-and-neck, with the Tories on 41.5 per cent and Labour on 40.4 per cent.
However, the dramatic tightening has not been reflected by all pollsters – with some weekend surveys suggesting the Conservatives still enjoy a double-digit lead.
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Boris Johnson is urging voters not to let Corbyn defeat Brexit
His comments will been seen as an attempt to galvanise Tory supporters to turn out and vote by raising fears that embattled Jeremy Corbyn could be on the verge of gaining the keys to Downing Street.
It comes as Labour claimed that Conservative plans to scrap the winter fuel payment for better-off pensioners could lead to almost 4,000 additional deaths this winter.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said: "Re-electing the Tories will represent the single biggest attack on pensioners in a generation in our country."
Polls indicate the Labour and Conservative party are neck and neck
While Mrs May has sought to make security a key issue in the wake of the London and Manchester terror attacks – contrasting her record with that of the Labour leader.
Speaking to the The Daily Telegraph, Mrs May said: "There is a very sharp contrast for people on Thursday. "I've been willing to introduce new powers for the police, I support shoot to kill, Jeremy Corbyn has been very clear that he has opposed every piece of anti-terrorism legislation, he doesn't support shoot to kill."