Hours after branding rival Boris Johnson a ‘coward’, Conservative leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt has called out his Tory rival for avoiding interviews.
The Tory leader contender vowed his rival is “going to lose“ when he joined Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain on Monday.
Hunt also took swipes at Boris, who has repeatedly refused to give television interviews, including multiple requests from Good Morning Britain.
Jeremy argued: “You cannot become Prime Minister and not answer questions about the decisions you are going to have to make about Brexit immediately.
"The real danger we have got with Boris not coming on the show is that he is going to come to power on a very fragile coalition. People like Matt Hancock, who want No Deal taken off the table, [and] Mark Francois, who wants No Deal. Sometimes in politics, you can fudge and get away with it, but in the case of Brexit, you are going to have to make decisions immediately and that very fragile coalition will collapse immediately.
"If that happens, we won’t have another leadership contest, we will have Jeremy Corbyn in Number 10 and then there won’t be any Brexit at all. One thing he won’t be able to do is to deliver Brexit.”
Hunt then accused his rival of being ‘disrespectful’ as he added: “It is very disrespectful to say that you are not going to appear in any head to head debates in the two weeks that they can see you before they have actually voted.