Boris Johnson finally admits he should have been more supportive towards ambassador in ITV debate – live news

Rolling coverage of the BBC’s Andrew Neil interviewing Tory leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, with reaction and analysis

Andrew Neil is, of course, a brilliant interviewer, but he seems to have been outdone by an (as yet unnamed) heckler at the Conservative party hustings in Cheltenham tonight.

The hustings started at the same time as the interviews. Most of us were watching BBC, but at the hustings Boris Johnson was heckled when he tried to dodge a question about whether he should have been more supportive towards Sir Kim Darroch in the ITV debate on Tuesday, and that forced him to admit that he should have been. The Mirror’s Dan Bloom has the full story. And here is the key quote from Johnson:

Well, I don’t think that anything I said was actually decisive in Kim’s decision to resign.

Had I my time again, to answer your question directly, yes - I probably should have been more emphatic that Kim personally had my full support.

Continue reading...
Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Comments are closed.

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: index backlink | Thanks to insanity workout, car insurance and cyber security