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Jeremy Hunt calls Boris Johnson a ‘coward’ for avoiding debate

Published: June 24, 2019 12:46:30 | Updated: June 27, 2019 11:33:19


FILE PHOTO: British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks outside the United Nations Security Council prior to presiding over a meeting of the Council at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US, August 23, 2018 - REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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,” Hunt told Sky News. “It is very disrespectful to say that you’re not going to appear in any head-to-head debates in the two weeks when (party members) can see you before they’ve actually voted.”

“People need to know what you’re going to do and you need to answer those questions,” Britain’s foreign minister Hunt said, Reuters reported.

 “I promise Boris Johnson the fight of his life and he’s going to have that and he’s going to lose.”

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