Sajid Javid says Boris Johnson is ‘yesterday’s news’ at campaign launch

Home secretary tries to paint himself as outsider who could be a new kind of Tory leader

Sajid Javid has described Boris Johnson as “yesterday’s news” as he made his formal pitch for the Conservative leadership, with a speech touting himself as a new kind of leader who could better connect the party to modern Britain.

The home secretary, the last of 10 would-be successors to Theresa May to launch their campaigns, ahead of a first round of voting by MPs on Thursday, likened himself to Ruth Davidson and Benjamin Disraeli as an outsider who could move the party forwards.

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