Responding to the latest ballot in the Tory leadership race,
Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:
“Boris Johnson continues to be a danger to Britain and to our relationships around the world.
“Conservatives in the Commons and the country must surely realise that in this deadly serious contest, the Johnson candidature is no longer a jolly joke.
“The Tories are moving to a coronation with people rallying around Johnson who have no trust or confidence in him, but are looking for jobs. This would mean a few weeks of unity with months and years of acrimony to follow.
“Boris Johnson’s platform must be subjected to the harsh light of public scrutiny before, not after, he is handed the keys to Number 10.”