Brexit Debate Sees Johnson Attacked for Leadership Ambitions

  • Former London mayor draws barbs from Energy Secretary Rudd
  • Tory infighting dominating campaign, ex-Labour leader says

Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson argues for Britain to leave the EU during The ITV Referendum Debate on June 9, in London.

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Boris Johnson came under concerted attack in a televised debate ahead of the U.K.’s referendum on EU membership, as his three opponents accused the figurehead of the campaign for a so-called Brexit of being more interested in using the referendum to further his career than protecting British workers.

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