27 Sep 2019

Johnson defends his use of language, despite MPs’ criticism

Mr Johnson’s former cabinet colleague Amber Rudd joined the outrage, saying his words legitimised aggression and could incite violence.

Far from moderating his political language, Boris Johnson has championed it, insisting if he couldn’t use terms like “surrender” to describe the act blocking a no-deal Brexit, it would impoverish the political debate

Mr Johnson’s former cabinet colleague Amber Rudd joined the outrage, saying his words legitimised aggression and could incite violence.

Her words have been echoed by a series of MPs who say they’ve received death threats in the last week. But Mr Johnson is unrepentant.