Boris Johnson has brought his Brexit message to the streets of York in an impassioned speech on Parliament Street.
The former Mayor of London urged his ‘Vote Leave’ activists and members of the public to “take back control” in the forthcoming EU referendum and billed the vote as a fight against “the complacent glutinous armies of the establishment”.
Do you think we need to be told by the EU what sort of bananas we should be selling or how much suction there should be in our vacuum cleaners?
It is out of control, and it is costing British businesses £600 million pounds a week in unnecessary costs. We can flourish outside.
Let’s take back control of this country, [and] show that we can stand on our own two feet again.
In a quick ten-minute speech on a soap box in front of his Brexit bus, he said immigration was placing “pressure on school places” and that “60 per cent of primary and secondary legislation” being enacted by Parliament was coming from the European Union.
He also faced down an alleged egg-thrower, university student Sam Grigg, telling the crowd:
Earlier he had been taken to task by Helen Webster, who accused him of “talking tosh”.
She said: “You’re just doing a political thing to become leader of the Tory Party, and you’re a very dangerous man.”