John­son evades res­ig­na­tion ques­tion

Yorkshire Post - - POLITICS & ECONOMY -

BORIS JOHN­SON has re­fused to say whether he would re­sign if he fails to win a ma­jor­ity in Thurs­day’s Gen­eral Elec­tion.

The Prime Min­is­ter’s high­stakes de­ci­sion to call the snap vote could hand Jeremy Cor­byn the keys to Num­ber 10 – mak­ing

Mr John­son one of the short­est­serv­ing PMs in Bri­tish his­tory.

But, in an in­ter­view with Sky’s So­phy Ridge on Sun­day, Mr John­son would not be drawn when asked three times if he would stand down.

When asked if he would re­sign if it did not go his way, he replied: “The choice on Thurs­day is un­be­liev­ably stark, it’s be­tween go­ing for­ward with a one na­tion Con­ser­va­tive gov­ern­ment that can get Brexit done...

“Or spend­ing the whole of next year in com­plete paral­y­sis with two ref­er­en­dums, one on Scot­land, one on the EU, when Jeremy Cor­byn can­not even tell us what his po­si­tion is on Brexit.”

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