Candidates to succeed Johnson are divided over his authority.

Candidates for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s answers about his authority and honesty in the first televised debate before the election.

And Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the House of Commons committee, was the only one to give a direct and unequivocal answer to the question of whether Johnson was honest when he said “no”, after which the audience applauded.

All other participants in the discussion preferred not to answer unequivocally, although this was requested by the moderator.

“Sometimes,” former Undersecretary for Women and Equality Kimi Badenok replied with a chuckle.

Undersecretary for International Trade Penny Mordaunt categorically declined to answer the question, saying, “There were some really tough questions and I think he paid the price for it.”

Secretary of State Liz Truss also failed to give a coherent answer to the question posed, preferring to refer to Johnson’s previous statements themselves without actually expressing her opinion, to which she replied vaguely: % exactly, and I believe it.

Former finance minister Rishi Sunak, who received the most votes in the first and second rounds, also evaded a definitive answer, shortening his answer, stating: “I tried to believe his words for as long as possible, and ended up with the conclusion that I couldn’t, so I have resigned. There were several reasons for my resignation, and trust and honesty was one of them.”

Source: RIA Novosti

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