Boris Johnson – the favourite to become next Conservative leader and prime minister – has spoken exclusively to BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg. Here is the full transcript of their interview.
Laura Kuenssberg: So Boris Johnson what would you do on day one in Number 10 to make sure we leave the EU at Halloween?
Boris Johnson: I would make sure that we have a plan that will convince our European friends and partners that we are absolutely serious about coming out and the key things that you got to do are to take the bits of the current withdrawal agreement, which is dead, take the bits that are serviceable and get them done. And that is number one.
The stuff about European Union citizens, the 3.2 million,