DOMINIC RAAB: The reason I've put myself forward to be prime minister at this time is because it hurts me to see our country laid low like this. I want to see this great country get back on its feet and stand tall in the world, not cower before Brussels. We've suffered a loss of nerve. We need new leadership and that need leadership needs to be bold, infused with some of that stubborn optimism.
I'm the conviction Brexiteer with a plan, the discipline, and the focus to lead us out by the end of October. I'm the Brexiteer that you can rely on. I'd return to Brussels. I'd make a best final offer to replace that backstop with the Malthouse Compromise based on and relying on technology, operational cooperation, and global practise. And with goodwill on all sides, it can be made to work in everyone's interests. And of course it's the only solution MPs have actually backed.
But we won't be taken seriously in Brussels unless we're clear we're willing to walk away on WTO terms if the EU refuses to budge.
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DOMINIC RAAB: So to deliver Brexit, I've put together a cabinet reflecting the different views we have across our party. But I'd insist that this team is united and its resolve to deliver Brexit by the end of October.