UK PM candidate Hunt Boris Johnson is a coward for avoiding debate

first_img Boris Johnson pledges ‘new and improved’ trade ties with India as UK PM britain pm theresa may, jeremy hunt, brexit, uk, european union, scotland, wales, new brexit law, world news, indian express Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt leaves Downing Street, London, Britain. (REUTERS)Jeremy Hunt, one of the two people vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday that rival Boris Johnson was a coward for avoiding public head-to-head debates on Brexit. “On the question of debates, he is being a coward,” Foreign Secretary Hunt said. “It is cowardice not to appear in head-to-head debates.” Advertising Hunt, 52, said it was disrespectful for Johnson to have turned down the opportunity for a televised head-to-head debate on Sky television. “People need to know what you’re going to do and you need to answer those questions,” Hunt said. “I promise Boris Johnson the fight of his life and he’s going to have that and he’s going to lose.”Early on Friday, police were called to Johnson’s home after neighbours heard a loud altercation between him and his girlfriend. Johnson has refused to explain the incident. Police said there was no cause for police action.Hunt said the personal life of Johnson was irrelevant but that the candidates should explain their Brexit positions – and specifically what would a new leader do if lawmakers tried to sink a new government heading towards a no-deal Brexit.When asked the naughtiest thing he had ever done, Hunt said: “When I was backpacking through India, I once had a Bhang Lassi – which is a kind of cannabis lassi – that’s the naughtiest thing I am prepared to confess to on this programme.” Related News Former UK PM Major vows legal action to block suspension of parliament Explained: 1.6 lakh Conservative Party members vote to decide next British PM By Reuters |London | Published: June 24, 2019 12:46:29 pm Post Comment(s)last_img