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Sunday show round-up: Boris was 'too loyal'

10 July 2022

8:28 PM

10 July 2022

8:28 PM

Sajid Javid – I gave Boris the benefit of the doubt again and again

The starting gun has been fired in the race for the next Prime Minister. Ten Conservatives have already thrown their hat into the ring, with Penny Mordaunt becoming the latest to declare as of this morning. Sophie Raworth spoke to the man who kicked off this process – the now former Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who resigned his post on Tuesday, being shortly followed by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak. She asked him if their resignations had been co-ordinated in order to bring the ‘Big Dog’ down:

Tax cuts needed to avoid ‘low growth trap’

The interview turned to Javid’s pitch for the leadership, and Javid outlined his case for urgent tax cut, which he insisted were ‘essential’ for the economy to grow:

Conservative Sajid Javid says his tax cutting policy isn’t “risk free” but argues “the much greater risk is not having the tax cuts”#Raworth https://t.co/w7brmWWkUo pic.twitter.com/MVuapH5xxU

— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) July 10, 2022

Jeremy Hunt – Esther McVey and I will be ‘a formidable campaigning team’

The Health Select Committee Chair Jeremy Hunt is back for more after finishing as runner up to Boris Johnson back in 2019. While setting out his stall, Hunt revealed his candidate for his deputy Prime Minister:


Grant Shapps – Boris was ‘almost too loyal’

Sophie Ridge spoke to the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, another of the runners and riders, asking him about Boris Johnson’s character:

 

“Do you think Boris Johnson is a man of integrity?” – #Ridge@grantshapps says one of Boris Johnson’s “failings was that he was almost too loyal to people and we saw a succession of people who he would defend” like Pincher and Cummings.

Latest: https://t.co/ZoMhCmTrtv pic.twitter.com/8h6velWfNm

— Sophy Ridge on Sunday & The Take (@RidgeOnSunday) July 10, 2022

Tom Tugendhat – ‘I invaded a country once’

The chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee and former soldier Tom Tugendhat offered Ridge one of the more interesting answers to the now age-old question ‘What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?’:

 

“What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?” – @SophyRidgeSky

Leadership contender @TomTugendhat says: “I invaded a country once.”#Ridge: https://t.co/ZoMhCmTrtv

📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube pic.twitter.com/WM3SBwvieA

— Sophy Ridge on Sunday & The Take (@RidgeOnSunday) July 10, 2022

Yvette Cooper – Vote of no confidence is possible this week

The Shadow Home Secretary told Raworth that if Boris Johnson was going to continue in post then Sir Keir Starmer would invite the House of Commons to express its enthusiasm for him in a vote of confidence:

#Raworth: Will Labour push to remove Boris Johnson as Prime Minister?

Shadow Home Sec Yvette Cooper: That’s what Sir Keir is proposing but we hope the “Conservatives will do the right thing”https://t.co/w7brmWWkUo pic.twitter.com/R1SDyIo9dH

— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) July 10, 2022

David Davis – ‘Don’t make up sad stories’

And finally, Ridge asked the Tory grandee David Davis to give some advice for all the candidates as they begin jockeying for position to take the top job:

.@DavidDavisMP gives the Tory leadership candidates some advice: ‘Be straightforward, don’t big yourself up, don’t make up sad backstories of a poverty-stricken background and do what is right for the country’.#Ridge: https://t.co/ZoMhCmTrtv

📺 Sky 501 and YouTube pic.twitter.com/lC7kgWlXaI

— Sophy Ridge on Sunday & The Take (@RidgeOnSunday) July 10, 2022

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