LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday resigned to Queen Elizabeth II to launch the Conservative Party's official election campaign.
Johnson met the British queen at Buckingham Palace, where she was asked to allow parliament to be dissolved, and resigned as a necessary formality to run for the Dec. 12 election.
In a speech later Wednesday to officially launch the campaign outside Downing Street, Johnson warned voters of a "terrifying play" they would face if Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn wins the election.
Johnson pledged that the first measure he would work on if he wins the election would be to ratify the deal he reached with Brussels on "Brexit".
He said, "Join us, let's break the Brexit and push this country forward, or, this is the alternative for next year, spend all 2020 in a terrifying play for further swing and delay ... because this year Labor will hold two referendums, one in Scotland and another About Brexit. "