Empty podium left for Boris Johnson after he refused to appear on TV debate

An empty podium was reserved for Boris Johnson after he refused to take part in a live TV debate this evening.

The frontrunner was nowhere to be seen as his five rivals Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Sajid Javid and Rory Stewart took to the stage for the Channel 4 leadership debate.

Host Krishnan Guru-Murthy said Johnson declined an invitation but was ‘welcome’ to join at any point.

The spot was left conspicuously placed between Javid and Raab.

His...
source: Metro

2019-06-16 21:08
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