BORIS Johnson launched a bold pitch to win over Labour voters as he unveiled plans to revamp state aid rules and promote buying British after Brexit.
The PM took the fight to Jeremy Corbyn with a left-wing package of reforms that would allow ministers to intervene rapidly to save failing companies.
But EU officials warned the move would put No10 on a collision course with Brussels — which will demand “strong alignment” in any trade deal.
The PM made the announcement alongside former Labour MP Gisela Stuart, who announced she will be voting Tory to get Brexit done.
He said: “The ramifications of EU state aid rules are felt everywhere.
“What we will be able to do is be more flexible, be more pragmatic, but also maintain a level playing field.”
The PM said Brussels rules made it harder for the UK to develop wind turbine technology and were preventing schools and councils charging for bus services.
BBC bar on Boris
THE BBC is threatening to block Boris Johnson from its flagship current affairs show.
It said it will only offer him a slot on the Andrew Marr Show if he also agrees to be grilled by veteran Andrew Neil.
Neil tore Jeremy Corbyn apart this week in a car-crash interview.
Tory aides say Mr Johnson will be too busy hosting the Nato summit next week to commit to the Neil interview.
Meanwhile, Sir David Attenborough branded Mr Johnson “shameful” for missing Channel 4’s climate change debate.
The PM sought to play down speculation a Tory government would review Channel 4’s status after he was replaced on the panel by an ice sculpture.