Jeremy Hunt, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, attends a hustings event in Birmingham, Britain, on Monday. Hannah McKay/ Reuters
Jeremy Hunt, one of the two people vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday that rival Boris Johnson was a coward for avoiding public head-to-head debates on Brexit.
“On the question of debates, he is being a coward,” Hunt told Sky News. “It is very disrespectful to say that you're not going to appear in any head-to-head debates in the two weeks when (party members) can see you before they've actually voted.”
“People need to know what you're going to do and you need to answer those questions,” Hunt, Britain's foreign minister, said. “I promise Boris Johnson the fight of his life and he's going to have that and he's going to lose.”
Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt took aim at rival Boris Johnson’s “do or die” pledge to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what, saying the frontrunner to become prime minister could destroy Brexit and the government.
Johnson, who officially took over from Theresa May on Wednesday and swiftly sacked most of her ministerial team, held the first meeting of his new cabinet of ministers on Thursday.
He is already facing strong opposition in the 650-seat parliament to his plan to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal if necessary on Oct.31.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam did not rule out a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday but said restoring law and order was her top priority, as the Chinese-ruled city grapples with more than six months of sometimes violent anti-government protests.
Democrats in the US House of Representatives were expected to unveil two articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday, a senior Democratic aide said, setting the stage
Four-way talks at the Elysee Palace were followed by the first ever bilateral meeting between wily ex-KGB agent Putin — in power for two decades — and ex-comedian Zelensky who won the presidency this year
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, officially inaugurated the Himchan-UHS Spine & Joint Centre located on the first floor of the University Hospital Sharjah (UHS) in University City, Sharjah on Monday morning.