Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Boris Johnson slammed for chickening out of debate

Boris Johnson snubbed the first TV debate of the Tory leadership race.

The flapping former Foreign Secretary who wants to be Prime Minister clucked off rivals by refusing to attend the 90-minute showdown.

The poultry excuse for a potential PM boycotted the studio head-to-head in Stratford, east London – but the placard-wielding Mirror Chicken was there to highlight his Channel 4 no-show.

TV bosses humiliated the bookies’ favourite by leaving a podium empty on the stage.

Tight-lipped aides refused to say where he was hiding as he denied hungry viewers the chance to see the frontrunner for the Conservative coop grilled on air.

Labour MP Stephen Doughty said: “Truth is Boris is nothing but a massive chicken and a coward, scared of his appalling record as Mayor of London and Britain’s worst Foreign Secretary in decades being put under the spotlight.

“But Boris is no harmless curiosity - he’s dangerous, irresponsible and divisive just like his idol Trump.”

The power-hungry coward instead left fellow candidates Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Rory Stewart, Sajid Javid and Dominic Raab to clash without him.