Boris: Free Trade Lifts People Out Of Poverty

Boris Johnson gave his first major television interview since the General Election on BBC Breakfast this morning.

PM says he does not want a conflict with Iran but wants to engage instead - “The U.K. served as a bridge between European powers. Our job was to make clear our position. Our job was to work hard to avoid an escalation.”

“We have got to stop the Iranians obtaining a nuclear weapon.” Urges a Trump deal instead of JCPOA."

On the Royals: “I am a massive of the Royal and absolutely confident they will sort it out. They will sort it out much better without a running commentary from me.”

On Brexit: “I thinks it’s very likely we will get a free trade deal. This is about building a great new partnership.”

“Free trade has done more to lift people out of poverty than anything else.”

Boris said he was looking into chiming Big Ben on Brexit hour as it has been reported the decision was taken not to bong Big Ben.

On being Vegan: "It requires so much concentration. It's a crime against cheese-lovers. I take my hat off to vegans who can handle it."

On NHS: “This is our number one priority.”

“There will be 50,000 more nurses and 6,000 more GPs. 40 new hospitals and 20 new upgrades.”

On social care reform: “Nobody should sell their home to pay for the costs of care.”

PM also stated he wants county lines drugs gangs completely wound up.