British State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt has requested his conservative leadership opponent Boris Johnson not to be “a coward“ about confronting public scrutiny, reported by the media.
The statements of Hunt emerges as Jhonson, the Foreign Secretary, confronts pressure to reply to questions about a row with a partner in the early hours of June 21 which led to police being called to his London home, as reported by the media.
Hunt invited for a “fair and open contest”, not one of that one side is attempting to rig to avoid monitoring.
Following a vote on 20th June, Johnson and Hunt will go head-to-head for becoming the new prime minister of the country. The vote consequences in the termination of Home Secretary Sajid Javid and environmental Michael Gove.
In media, Jeremy Hunt charged Johnson for declining the involvement in television debates and avoiding news interviews he claimed he has no interest in the private life of Johnson but informed him to “man up” and debate with him on the debate on Tuesday evening.
He also added, “ I’ll be there. So don’t be a coward Boris, man up and show the nation you can cope with the intense scrutiny the most difficult job in the country will involve.”
Hunt also claimed that he wanted to “ quiz” Johnson on how he could guarantee that the UK would leave the European Union on 31st October if Parliament elected to stop a no-seal Brexit, as it executed in non-binding polling in March.
After retiring Prime Minister Theresa May failed to execute her Brexit deal through Parliament earlier this year, the period of the departure of UK for the EU was shifted to October 31st.
Next month almost 160,000 conservative members will choose the next leader of the Party and the next Prime Minister.