Boris Johnson has refused to say whether or not he would resign if he fails to win a majority in Thursday’s General Election.
The Prime Minister’s high-stakes resolution to name the snap vote might hand Jeremy Corbyn the keys to Number 10 – making Mr Johnson one of many shortest-serving PMs in British historical past.
But, in an interview with Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday, he wouldn’t be drawn on his political future when requested 3 times if he would stand down if he fails to safe a majority.
The PM admitted he was nervous and ‘fighting for every vote’ forward of the ballot.
But when requested if he would resign if it didn’t go his means, he replied: ‘The choice on Thursday is unbelievably stark, it’s between going ahead with a one nation Conservative authorities that may get Brexit performed…
‘Or spending the whole of next year in complete paralysis with two referendums, one on Scotland, one on the EU when Jeremy Corbyn cannot even tell us what his position is on Brexit and who is going to campaign for the deal that he proposes to do.’
Pressed once more, Mr Johnson stated: ‘If you don’t thoughts, Sophy, what I’m going to do is focus on the 5 days earlier than us as a result of that’s what I believe the individuals of this nation would count on.
‘We have got a very short time to get our message across, it’s a message of hope and optimism about this nation.’
He restated his insistence that there can be no checks for items travelling between Northern Ireland and Great Britain below his Brexit deal, saying the Government paperwork shared by Labour had been ‘wrong’.
Mr Corbyn stated on Friday that his celebration had obtained a confidential authorities report which he claimed was proof that there can be customs checks between Great Britain and Northern Ireland after Brexit.
But the PM informed Sky: ‘There’s no query of there being checks on items going NI/GB or GB/NI as a result of they’re a part of – if you take a look at what the deal is, we’re a part of the identical customs territory and it’s very clear that there should be unfettered entry between Northern Ireland and the remainder of GB.’
Mr Johnson additionally assured that immigration to the UK would fall below his proposed system after Britain has left the EU.
‘I can make sure that numbers will come down because we’ll have the ability to management the system in that means and what I don’t assume is true is to have an uncontrolled and limitless strategy to that,’ he stated.
The PM confessed to having generally ridden a bicycle on the pavement when he was requested to reveal the naughtiest factor he has ever performed.
‘When I was riding a bicycle every day which I used to do, I may sometimes have not always obeyed the law about cycling on the pavement,’ he admitted.
‘I may sometimes, OK – but I want you to know how firmly and strongly I disapprove of people who cycle on the pavement and I think it’s mistaken and I really feel dangerous about it however I’d generally have scooted up onto the pavement reasonably than dismounting earlier than.’
Mr Johnson claimed he had been requested to say what was the naughtiest factor he was ready to admit, reasonably than the naughtiest factor he had ever performed.
And he pledged: ‘I still strongly disapprove of anybody breaching the laws of the road and we’ll invigilate them very completely if we’re fortunate sufficient to be returned with a working majority on Thursday which is what we’d like to get Brexit performed and transfer this nation ahead.’