Boris Johnson is forecast to win a landslide Conservative majority of 86 in the House of Commons, according to an exit poll commissioned by the BBC, ITV and Sky News.
The survey of voters at polling stations across the UK suggests that Conservatives will win around 368 seats to Labour’s 191, with Liberal Democrats on 13 and the Scottish National Party on 55.
Boris Johnson retreated into a fridge to avoid a TV interview, amid rattled nerves at CCHQ over a narrowing in the opinion polls.
The prime minister was ambushed by the Good Morning Britain producer, Jonathan Swain, during a pre-dawn visit to Modern Milkman, a business in the Tory-held constituency of Pudsey, in Yorkshire.
When Swain first approached Johnson, he asked: “Morning prime minister, would you come on Good Morning Britain, prime minister?” Johnson’s aide can be heard mouthing “oh for fuck’s sake” in response.
He just doesn't care. pic.twitter.com/BMryupJU5V— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) December 9, 2019
Boris Johnson has been accused of being “heartless” after refusing to look at a photo of a child sleeping on a hospital floor because of a lack of beds.
The Prime Minister was asked about the incident at Leeds General Infirmary, but rather than look at the image of the four-year-old in hospital with suspected pneumonia, he took the phone from the ITV reporter and put it in his pocket.
Boris Johnson says: “I think that women’s liberation – female suffrage – probably wouldn’t have happened, had it not been for the motorcar. Basically because the men realised the women were at the wheel of a machine that could run them down.”— The Labour Leftie 🌹 (@TheLabourLeftie) December 6, 2019
Wow. I’m simply lost for words. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/wul5azOjvr
Resurfaced video follows controversial article by PM criticising single mothers
Boris Johnson said female suffrage only happened because men realised women could “run them down” with cars, in a video that has resurfaced on social media.
Mr Johnson made the bizarre comment to Sir Drummond Bone in an interview for the Voices from Oxford website in 2013 after he was asked about his 2007 book on cars, Life in the Fast Lane.
“I think that women’s liberation – female suffrage – probably wouldn’t have happened, if it hadn’t been for the motorcar,” said the prime minister, who was then mayor of London.“Basically because men realised that women were at the wheel of a machine that could run them down.”
Britain’s Boris Johnson said on Monday that a Brexit deal was beginning to emerge, but the EU said he offered nothing to break the impasse during a visit to Luxembourg where he was harangued loudly by protesters. Anna Bevan reports.