Boris Johnson made the astonishing claim on Sunday during an interview on Sky News.
During an interview with Sophie Ridge, Johnson was quizzed on his promise to “leave on 31st October do or die”.
“What we will face is a political extinction. We will have a drift away from both the main parties”, he said.
“I think it will suffer very considerably from an electorate that feels they can’t trust politicians to deliver on their promises.”
Could it be that Boris Johnson actually understands the anger against the political establishment?