Cameron Challenged by Johnson as London Mayor Backs ‘Brexit’

February 21, 2016 5:44 PM

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London Mayor Boris Johnson, one of the U.K.’s best-known and most popular politicians, said he’ll campaign for Britain to leave the European Union in June’s referendum, putting himself in direct opposition to his party leader, Prime Minister David Cameron.

“I have decided after a huge amount of heartache,” Johnson, a Conservative, told a throng of reporters outside his home in London on Sunday. “I will be advocating Vote Leave, or whatever the team is called, because I want a better deal for the people of this country: to save them money and take back...

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