Boris Johnson says 'of course' he will be Prime Minister tomorrow - as pressure grows on Tory leader
The Prime Minister asserted his confidence in a speech at Westminster
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that “of course” he will be Prime Minister on Thursday.
The Prime Minister was questioned at the Liaison Committee by SNP MP Angus Brendan MacNeil about his future in No 10.
He declined to speculate, telling the committee that he would not give a “running commentary” on his career.
Boris Johnson maintained his positive outlook saying he was having a “terrific” week, despite an onslaught of Tory resignations in the previous 24 hours.
Labour MP Darren Jones asked the Prime Minister at the Commons Liaison Committee: “How’s your week going?”
Mr Johnson replied, suppressing a smile: “Terrific, like many others.”
But the Prime Minister declined to be drawn on suggestions Levelling-Up Secretary Michael Gove asked him to resign on Wednesday morning.
“I’m here to talk about what the Government is doing,” Mr Johnson said.
“I’m not going to give a running commentary on politic events.”
The Government is “certainly” focusing on the issues that matter, the Prime Minister said when asked about ministerial resignations during a cost-of-living crisis.
Welsh Affairs Select Committee chairman Stephen Crabb told the Liaison Committee: “Do you accept Prime Minister and forgive me for asking, at a time of such economic crisis for the country, for many families up and down the country, that what the country needs is a Government with the very best team, the very best of focus, absolutely squarely focused on tackling these issues and when you see, Prime Minister, people like John Glen, leaving Government, people like Kemi Badenoch, people like Neil O’Brien, one of the intellectual architects of levelling up, do you not feel Prime Minister the very ability, capacity of this Government to address these enormous overhanging issues is deteriorating as we speak?”
The Prime Minister replied: “The Government is certainly focusing on the issues that matter, and today we are cutting taxes for everybody, about £330 for 30 million people.”