Jo Johnson Wrote Tories’ 2015 Manifesto Pledging to Honour Referendum Result

Jo Johnson, who resigned today calling for a second referendum, was the lead author of the Conservative Manifesto in 2015 when the Conservatives pledged to hold an in-out referendum on EU membership and “honour the result of the referendum, whatever the outcome”:

“David Cameron has committed that he will only lead a government that offers an in-out referendum. We will hold that in-out referendum before the end of 2017 and respect the outcome.

“We will honour the result of the referendum, whatever the outcome.”

Jo Johnson wasn’t just elected on a manifesto to hold a referendum and honour the result – he literally wrote the pledge himself. His actions today are the height of hypocrisy…




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