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US NewsBBC Tory leadership debate: 70 questions Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Rory Stewart need to answer

08:10  18 june  2019
08:10  18 june  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Tory MPs who make it to the second round will all be questioned in a head-to-head debate . Trailing in his wake were Mr Hunt on 43, Michael Gove on 37, Dominic Raab on 27, Sajid Javid on 23 What all candidates need to answer . How will you deliver Brexit in such a short timetable before October 31?

Michael Gove , Jeremy Hunt , Sajid Javid, Boris Johnson and Rory Stewart were grilled by members of the public in a live televised debate on BBC One The format for the debate saw members of the public chosen to ask questions to the five candidates. But rather than being in the studio themselves

BBC Tory leadership debate: 70 questions Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Rory Stewart need to answer © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

On Tuesday night the candidates will face questioning in a televised BBC debate.

Five of the six candidates will make it through Tuesday unscathed - one will be given the boot as Tory MPs vote on the second round of the leadership race.

In Tuesday's ballot, any candidate who fails to receive 33 votes is automatically knocked out of the contest. If all six clear that hurdle, then the contender placed last is excluded.

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In the first round last week, Mr Johnson picked up 114 votes. Trailing in his wake were Mr Hunt on 43, Michael Gove on 37, Dominic Raab on 27, Sajid Javid on 23 and Mr Stewart on 19.

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Conservative MPs Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are going head-to-head to become the next Tory leader and prime minister. After getting the backing of Tory MPs, they are now waiting to hear whether they have won the support of around 160,000 Conservative Party members in the ballot for the top job.

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Assuming Mr Johnson makes it through - which he ought to do easily - it will be the first time he has faced questioning, having snubbed Channel 4 and the lobby journalists' debates.

What all candidates need to answer

How will you deliver Brexit in such a short timetable before October 31?

What will you do if Parliament blocks your Brexit plans?

How will you keep pro-Remain MPs in your party on side while delivering Brexit?

How far will you work with opposition parties to reach a consensus on Brexit?

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What will come first during your premiership, the national interest or your political party?

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Michael Gove , Dominic Raab and Rory Stewart also stood up for Mr Khan. Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson skipped the event, having also missed Sunday's Channel 4 TV debate . Mr Johnson has agreed to take part in a BBC TV debate after Tuesday's ballot while he was expected

Boris Johnson led the first vote, ahead of Jeremy Hunt , Michael Gove , Dominic Raab , Sajid Javid and Rory Stewart . Mr Johnson has agreed to take part in the BBC TV debate , after missing a debate on Sunday night hosted by Channel 4. His low media visibility in the campaign has attracted

Will you rule out calling a snap election before October 31?

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How would you win back young voters?

How will you rebalance the North/South divide?

What is your stance on delivering HS2 and Heathrow’s third runway?

Michael Gove

BBC Tory leadership debate: 70 questions Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Rory Stewart need to answer © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

Michael Gove gives a speech as he officially launches his Conservative leadership bid at the Sky Loft in Millbank Tower [Getty Images]Are you sorry about some of the claims you made in the Leave campaign?

How long would you be prepared to delay Brexit for?

Do you regret likening the Good Friday Agreement in 2000 to appeasement of the Nazis?

Have you changed your mind over Boris Johnson’s fitness to be PM?

Would you and he be able to put your past differences behind you in government?

Didn’t you lose the trust of the Tory faithful with your treatment of Johnson in 2016?

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Boris Johnson has secured the highest number of votes in the first MPs' ballot to select the Conservative Party leader and next prime minister. Mr Johnson received 114 votes, significantly more than his nearest rival Jeremy Hunt , who came second with 43. Michael Gove was third with 37.

Why do you think your cocaine confession has derailed your campaign, and not Johnson’s?

Isn’t it more important to defeat Corbyn in the country than at the Commons despatch box?

What are the details of your plan to replace VAT with a sales tax?

How would you marry a housebuilding drive with your green credentials?

Jeremy Hunt

BBC Tory leadership debate: 70 questions Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Rory Stewart need to answer © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

Foreign Secretary and Conservative Party leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt returns to his home [Getty Images]Why would you negotiate so much more effectively in Brussels than Theresa May?

How do you respond to the charge of flip-flopping on Brexit?

Aren’t you hampered by previously supporting Remain?

Hasn’t your standing in Brussels been harmed by comparing it to the USSR?

How could you serve under Boris Johnson when you’ve repeatedly suggested he is not a serious candidate?

And how could you give Johnson a job if you win?

Is it hard to present yourself as a change candidate when you’ve been a Cabinet minister for nine years?

Do you regret not doing more to tackle the social care crisis as Health Secretary?

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Boris Johnson came under fire for not taking part in the Channel 4 debate but defended his stance, suggesting it would "be slightly cacophonous". While Mr Johnson remained the frontrunner, Mr Gove said "we need to make sure he is tested" Tory leadership candidates compared: Johnson v Hunt .

From left, Boris Johnson , Jeremy Hunt , Michael Gove , Sajid Javid and Rory Stewart debated on the BBC on Tuesday.Credit Reuters. Considering that, Mr. Javid apart, they are all rich white men, it was weird. So-called normal people asked questions by video.

As one the Cabinet’s wealthiest members, is it hard to relate to the “just about managing”?

How would you vote if there was a free vote on reducing the abortion time limit?

Sajid Javid

BBC Tory leadership debate: 70 questions Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Rory Stewart need to answer © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

Home Secretary Sajid Javid delivers a speech as he launches his Conservative Party Leadership Campaign [Getty Images]Would you be prepared to delay Brexit beyond 31 October?

As a former Remainer can you lead a heavily pro-Leave party?

Why are you struggling to make headway in the campaign?

Won’t your failings as a communicator (which you admit) hold you back as PM?

Do you think your background as a banker could count against you?

Given your comments about Donald Trump, how could you deal with him?

Didn’t you overreact as Home Secretary to a few boatloads of refugees arriving in Kent?

Recorded violent crime is rising on your watch. How will you reverse the trend?

You have repeatedly referred to going to a comprehensive. Are you children being state educated?

How would you find your promised £15bn for schools?

Boris Johnson

BBC Tory leadership debate: 70 questions Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Rory Stewart need to answer © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London [Getty Images]What is the detail of your planned negotiating stance in Brussels?

Do you regret your blunder in the Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case?

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How do you respond to accusations of lying in the referendum campaign?

Why have you kept such a low profile so far in the campaign?

Why has your parliamentary majority halved if you are so popular with voters?

Would you have regular press conferences if you become PM?

Can you clarify what illegal drugs you have taken?

Why are you targeting promised tax cuts on the highest paid?

How will you reach out to socially liberal voters?

Can you reassure MPs that you won’t call a snap election?

Dominic Raab

BBC Tory leadership debate: 70 questions Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Rory Stewart need to answer © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

Conservative MP and leadership contender Dominic Raab [Getty Images]How would you pay for tax cuts in an emergency post-Brexit budget?

Won’t the evident animosity between you and Brussels hamper negotiations?

Why are the bulk of your fellow Brexiteers opting for Boris Johnson?

How would you prevent MPs from blocking a no-deal?

Won’t you be haunted by your remark that some of the most obnoxious bigots are feminists?

When have you previously demonstrated an interest in women’s rights?

How can your hard Brexit approach win back support from the Lib Dems?

Isn’t your lack of ministerial experience a drawback in the campaign?

Has it been tough being a strong Brexit supporter with a strongly pro-Remain constituency?

Are you in reality putting down a marker for a future leadership bid?

Rory Stewart

BBC Tory leadership debate: 70 questions Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Rory Stewart need to answer © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

Conservative party leadership contender Rory Stewart speaking at a vote rally [PA]How can your promised citizens’ assembly produce a Brexit blueprint in a matter or weeks?

And why should the public accept its conclusions if they undercut the referendum result?

How can you find consensus across the Commons without splitting your own party?

How would you vote in any second referendum on Brexit?

Isn’t your campaign simply widening the wounds in the Tory Party?

Isn’t your fundamental problem that you’re the favoured candidate for non-Tories?

Johnson v Stewart would be a contest between Old Etonians. Is this a good look?

How would you sell the idea of a mandatory national citizenship service to teenagers?

Are you really convinced you can become Prime Minister?

Isn’t it a leap in the dark electing a candidate with such little experience?

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