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Rory Stewart asked the right questions and Boris Johnson didn’t answer

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“How are you going to deliver a no-deal Brexit against the will of parliament?” It is the only real question of the Conservative leadership election, and Rory Stewart asked it. Boris Johnson replied, although he turned to deliver his reply to Carmella, the questioner from Southampton, and said leaving the EU without a deal is “not what we want”.

In the chaos of a five-way slogan competition, in which various candidates tried to ask each other questions, all of them ignored the questions they were asked by each other, by the members of the public from around the country and especially by Emily Maitlis, the BBC presenter.

Of all the questions they didn’t answer, Stewart’s was the most important. Sajid Javid said the problem was that the UK hadn’t prepared “well enough” for a no-deal exit.........

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