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US NewsBoris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist

19:25  22 june  2019
19:25  22 june  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

'We MUST leave by October': Boris Johnson comes under fire from all sides in brutal Tory leader TV debate as he rejects Brexit delay - but backs off calls for tax cuts for wealthy

'We MUST leave by October': Boris Johnson comes under fire from all sides in brutal Tory leader TV debate as he rejects Brexit delay - but backs off calls for tax cuts for wealthy Boris Johnson lined up alongside Rory Stewart, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove and Sajid Javid for the hour-long session at the BBC studios in London. He immediately set out his stall on Brexit, insisting the UK must leave the EU by Halloween. Asked whether he could guarantee the country will be out by the deadline, he said: 'We must come out in the 31st October because otherwise I am afraid we face a catastrophic loss of confidence in politics. 'We have already kicked the can down the road twice and I think the British people are getting thoroughly fed up.

Boris Johnson has repeatedly ducked questions over reports of a domestic spat with his girlfriend LBC host Iain Dale was booed and heckled by Conservative members as he tried to get an I know you’ re going to have to come back, and I salute your indefatigability as a journalist , but I’m under the

During the Tory leadership hustings in Birmingham on Saturday afternoon, journalist Iain Dale pressed Boris Johnson on a report in the Guardian that police were called to the home he shares with his partner, Carrie Symonds. 'I don't think they want to hear about that kind of thing,' Johnson said before

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Boris Johnson has repeatedly ducked questions over reports of a domestic spat with girlfriend Carrie Symonds at the first Conservative leadership hustings.

Mr Johnson appeared at the Conservative hustings in Birmingham on Saturday afternoon, in his first appearance since topping the MPs' ballot in the stage of the Conservative leadership election.

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Don't want to hear

In a Q&A segment, LBC host Iain Dale repeatedly pressed Mr Johnson to comment on the row that saw police called to his home, after neighbours reported a loud and prolonged altercation in the early hours of Friday morning.

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At the first Tory leadership hustings between the final two contenders, Boris Johnson repeatedly refused to comment on the disturbance reported at the flat he shares with his girlfriend, which was attended by police .

Tory leadership contender Boris Johnson refuses to say why the police were called after a row Mr Johnson , 55, is today going head to head with his leadership challenger Jeremy Hunt in the first He was repeatedly asked by interviewer Iain Dale why the police were called in the early hours of Friday

Boris Johnson dodged questions about the altercation (Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

Mr Johnson said: "Iain, listen. I think people have come here today... seductive interviewer though you are, I don't think people want to hear about that kind of thing."

The candidate attempted to change the subject to his record as Mayor of London, adding: "I think what they want to hear is what my plans are for my country and for my party... I know you're going to have to come back, and I salute your indefatigability as a journalist, but I'm under the sad obligation to want to get my message across to our party."

Asked whether character should be an issue in the leadership election with reference to the row, Mr Johnson replied: "People are entitled to ask about me and my determination, my character, and what I want to do for the country. When I make a promise in politics, I keep that promise, and I deliver. "

Tory MPs fear Boris' late-night bust-up - the latest saga in his volatile love life - could hurt his chances of becoming Prime Minister

Tory MPs fear Boris' late-night bust-up - the latest saga in his volatile love life - could hurt his chances of becoming Prime Minister Police were called to an altercation at Carrie Symond's south London home last night, rocking Mr Johnson's (pictured tonight) bid for power.

Explaining his decision to join his third party in five months, the Streatham MP admitted he He refused to respond to Alan Duncan’s dig that he was Johnson ’s “pooper scooper” in the foreign In his BBC Radio interview, Johnson denies he has been ducking the media. He likes TV debates he

Speaking first, Johnson refused to answer questions about why police were called to his home in south London following reports his partner could be heard screaming. He insisted the Conservative party membership had not come to the hustings to hear about it and spoke about his promises

Pressed once again, he added: "You asked about my character, and what I'm telling you... when it comes to delivering promises... when it comes to my determination to do what I say."

Boos and heckles

The five-minute exchange saw the crowd begin to boo and heckle Mr Dale, who is himself a Conservative, shouting for the journalist to "move on" and "ask about Brexit."

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Mr Johnson said: "Most people would really rather judge my ambitions and my character and my programme."

He continued: "I've tried to give my answer exhaustively, I think what people want to know is whether I have the determination and the courage to deliver on the commitments I'm making."

Asked if he was going to continue to duck the question, Mr Johnson replied: "I think that's pretty obvious from the foregoing," drawing laughs from the crowd.

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Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist
Boris Johnson awkwardly refuses to explain why police attended his home as Tory members boo journalist

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