Boris Johnson during a television debate in London on Tuesday. Photo: BBC via EPA-EFE

Boris Johnson fends off dwindling PM rivals in TV showdown as he says ‘the British people are thoroughly fed up’

  • Former foreign minister keeps his cool on air against four remaining competitors after skipping previous debate on Sunday
  • Johnson won 126 of 313 votes in second-round ballot of Conservative Party lawmakers, all but guaranteeing he will be one of final two candidates
Topic |   Britain

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Boris Johnson during a television debate in London on Tuesday. Photo: BBC via EPA-EFE
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The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Boris Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and mayor of London. Photo: EPA

Where’s Boris? UK PM rivals clash over Brexit as front-runner Johnson skips TV debate

  • Boris Johnson failed to appear in Sunday night’s TV debate at which he was represented by an empty podium
  • Johnson has come under fire from his rivals for giving few interviews and public appearances.
Topic |   Brexit

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The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Boris Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and mayor of London. Photo: EPA
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