WATCH: Boris Johnson Brexit Speech Gets Standing OvationChris Menahan
Jun. 23, 2016
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Former London Mayor and Conservative MP Boris Johnson received a standing ovation for his rousing closing speech during BBC's "Great Debate" program Tuesday.
At the end of this campaign, I think you’ll agree there is a very clear choice between those on their side, who speak of nothing but fear of leaving the EU, and we on our side, who offer hope – between those who’ve been endlessly rubbishing our country and running it down, and those of us who believe in Britain.James Bartholomew described Johnson's speech as the "defining moment of the campaign."
Via The Spectator:
This short speech marked a complete change of atmosphere. That is why it was so potent. It was hopeful, ambitious. The Leave side of the audience was thrilled. For the first time in the evening, people spontaneously started standing up as they clapped. The BBC coverage which I saw later showed just a few people standing, but I can tell you more and more people stood up all around the hall and up at the sides. It was an extraordinary moment because finally we were released from the self-doubt, niggling fears and negative claims. It was a moment of ‘Omigod! Of course we can do this!’I'm reminded of what Donald Trump said humorously while campaigning in New Hampshire: "It doesn't matter if it's raining, snowing, you have to get out and you have to vote no matter what. I say it all the time. If you’re sick, if you’re really like you can’t move, you’re close to death, your doctor tells you it’s not working, your wife is disgusted with you … I don’t give a damn, you gotta get out to vote."
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