Friday 1 July 2022 10:45 AM Boris Johnson says it would be 'ridiculous' to call a snap general election trends now

Friday 1 July 2022 10:45 AM Boris Johnson says it would be 'ridiculous' to call a snap general election trends now
Friday 1 July 2022 10:45 AM Boris Johnson says it would be 'ridiculous' to call a snap general election trends now

Friday 1 July 2022 10:45 AM Boris Johnson says it would be 'ridiculous' to call a snap general election trends now

Boris Johnson says it would be 'ridiculous' to call a snap general election amid claims he is considering a vote THIS YEAR - but refuses to say whether his current term will last two more years or two more months The Prime Minister has failed to dampen speculation in recent days Claims he could act if Keir Starmer quits as Labour leader over Beergate Reports have suggested the PM could try to capitalise on Labour disarray

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Boris Johnson today said calling a snap election would be 'totally ridiculous' - but refused to say if his current term of office would last two more months or two more years.

The Prime Minister has failed to dampen speculation in recent days that he could go to the country if Sir Keir Starmer is forced to quit as Labour leader over Beergate.

Sir Keir is expected to find out this month if he is to be fined by Durham Police over curry and beers he shared with staff on the election train during the Covid pandemic. He has pledged to resign if found to have broken the rules. 

Reports have suggested the PM could try to capitalise on Labour disarray if that happens by calling an election, despite behind behind in the polls after months of scandals.

Asked in an interview with LBC radio today whether the idea of an early election is ridiculous, Mr Johnson replied: 'Totally, totally.' 

But he declined to answer whether he has two years or two months left as Prime Minister, saying: 'I'm going to deliver on our programme.' 

The Prime Minister has failed to dampen speculation in recent days that he could go to the country if Sir Keir Starmer is forced to quit as Labour leader over Beergate.

The Prime Minister has failed to dampen speculation in recent days that he could go to the country if Sir Keir Starmer is forced to quit as Labour leader over Beergate.

Sir Keir is expected to find out this month if he is to be fined by Durham Police over curry and beers he shared with staff on the election train during the Covid pandemic. He has pledged to resign if found to have broken the rules.

Sir Keir is expected to find out this month if he is to be fined by Durham Police over curry and beers he shared with staff on the election train during the Covid pandemic. He has pledged to resign if found to have broken the rules.

The Tories have also been thumped in a series of recent by-elections in seats they held in North Shropshire, Chesham and Amersham, Tiverton and Honiton, and Wakefield. They could also face another in Tamworth, amid the fallout from deputy chief whip Chris Pincher's resignation.

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