June 24, 2019 / 6:25 AM / a month ago

UK PM candidate Hunt: Boris Johnson is a "coward" for avoiding debate

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - 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,” Hunt, Britain’s foreign minister, said. “I promise Boris Johnson the fight of his life and he’s going to have that and he’s going to lose.” (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton; editing by Michael Holden)

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