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Crispin Blunt’s response to the Conservative manifesto

I welcome the 2017 Conservative Party manifesto, which sets out a plan for a stronger, fairer and more prosperous Britain. As Prime Minister, Theresa May will deliver Brexit and chart a course to a new global future.

Boris Johnson - Well, folks, this is it, then.

Well, folks, this is it, then. Monday is the day that the royal hands are kissed (not, I think, literally). The bomb-proof prime ministerial Jag will zoom back down the Mall and across the country thousands of relentlessly jovial parliamentary candidates – including your correspondent – will descend on the shell-shocked electorate in what they are all calling the most nail-biting, cliff-hanging, knife-edging photofinish of a campaign: the closest election of modern times.