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Hunt challenges Boris to face him in Tory leadership TV debates


Added 06-14-19 08:36:03am EST - “The favourite to replace Theresa May said that politicians should take part in 'as many of them as possible' in a September interview with Sky that was shared widely on social media.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Hunt challenges Boris to face him in Tory leadership TV debates”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Boris Johnson today bowed to pressure and agreed to take part in a live televised Tory leadership debate after being accused of being a coward and hiding by rivals as the race to replace Theresa May turned nasty.

But the former foreign secretary has snubbed the first planned multi-candidate programme, due to be broadcast on Channel 4 on Sunday, saying he will instead appear in a second event the BBC on Tuesday.

His announcement, made to the BBC, came after he was taunted by Jeremy Hunt over his failure to commit to going head-to-head with other challengers for the Tory leadership.

Mr Hunt claimed that his rival had to be a 'little bit braver' amid anger at Mr Johnson's 'submarine' strategy of avoiding scrutiny during the campaign.

Speaking on The World At One today on Radio 4 Mr Johnson said he wanted a 'sensible grown-up debate' and claimed he had always been 'keen' to appear on television.

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