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Caller Tells Jacob Rees-Mogg: You Won't Get The Truth With Boris Johnson
15 June 2019, 08:12 | Updated: 15 June 2019, 08:16
This caller told Jacob Rees-Mogg that Boris Johnson isn't the Tory candidate who will tell the truth about Brexit.
With Boris Johnson holding a commanding lead in the race to be Tory leader, some supporters have suggested the contest should be shortened in order to elect a new prime minister quickly.
But LBC listener Nick phoned Jacob Rees-Mogg to say he wants the contest to continue further.
"I am really very keen to see this contest go further because we have some excellent individuals bidding for this job," he said.
"Unfortunately, he might have been a year ago but not today - I think he's passed on his sell-by-date."
When Jacob asked him who he would like to see leading the country, Nick explain he's looking for a leader beyond Brexit.
"As a Conservative person and supporter I would like to see somebody take the party not only through this Brexit term, but also see the Conservative party into the future," Nick said.
"He is the man that would apply for a new generation."
But when Jacobs said that a leader like Rory Stewart may lead to Brexit not being delivered, and the Conservative's being electorally punished, Nick responded: "My answer and my advice to you all, Jacob, is that people from now on, they wish and they want to hear the truth.
"What I hear from Rory Stewart is the truth.
"I'm afraid this is not what you're going to hear from Mr Johnson."