The Reality Check team has been fact-checking claims made by Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt during their interviews with the BBC’s Andrew Neil.
Both want to succeed Theresa May as Conservative leader and prime minister. They were asked about their Brexit strategies, their tax and spend policies and about their characters.
Here are some of the claims they made, starting with Jeremy Hunt’s:
Jeremy Hunt1. A Brexit deal can be agreed by end of September
Jeremy Hunt says he can negotiate a new deal for the UK to leave the EU “by the end of September”.
He would focus on changes to the Irish backstop. This is the insurance policy – agreed by Theresa May and the EU – to prevent a “hard Irish border” after Brexit.
It would potentially