Boris Johnson rules out resigning if Conservatives lose both byelections – UK politics live

Latest updates: PM visiting Rwanda as voters go to polls in Wakefield and Tiverton and HonitonBoris Johnson rules out ‘crazy’ idea of quitting if Tories lose byelections Brexit remains ‘open wound’ for EU citizens living in UKTrain strikes live: second day of actionBoris Johnson about to arrive on stage at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Kigali, Rwanda...While we wait for Boris Johnson’s address, the prime minister earlier suggested it would be “crazy” for him to resign if the Conservatives lost both byelections. Come on, it was only a year ago that we won the Hartlepool byelection, that everybody thought was... you know, we hadn’t won Hartlepool for, I can’t remember when the Tory party last won Hartlepool – a long time. I don’t think it ever had.Governing parties generally do not win byelections, particularly not in mid-term. I’m very hopeful but, there you go. That’s just the reality.I’m focused entirely on delivering on the agenda of this government. My golden rule is the less you talk about Westminster issues, the more you talk about the things you want to talk to the country about. Continue reading...

Boris Johnson rules out resigning if Conservatives lose both byelections – UK politics live

Latest updates: PM visiting Rwanda as voters go to polls in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton

Boris Johnson about to arrive on stage at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Kigali, Rwanda...

While we wait for Boris Johnson’s address, the prime minister earlier suggested it would be “crazy” for him to resign if the Conservatives lost both byelections.

Come on, it was only a year ago that we won the Hartlepool byelection, that everybody thought was... you know, we hadn’t won Hartlepool for, I can’t remember when the Tory party last won Hartlepool – a long time. I don’t think it ever had.

Governing parties generally do not win byelections, particularly not in mid-term. I’m very hopeful but, there you go. That’s just the reality.

I’m focused entirely on delivering on the agenda of this government. My golden rule is the less you talk about Westminster issues, the more you talk about the things you want to talk to the country about.

Continue reading...