Boris Johnson’s visit to West Yorkshire was quite frosty yesterday when he was asked by a member of the public to “please leave my town”.
“Please leave my town.”
“I will, very soon.” pic.twitter.com/3gqW2SwqMi
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) September 5, 2019
The Prime Minister visited the town before making a speech at Carr Gate in Wakefield yesterday afternoon.
As he shaked the man’s hand Morley town centre, he was then asked to “please leave my town.”
Mr Johnson’s speech in Wakefield was also criticised as he spoke at Carr Gate.
During his speech he said he would ‘rather be dead in a ditch than go back to Brussels’ to ask the EU for an extension to Brexit negotiations, during his visit to West Yorkshire Police’s headquarters at Carr Gate, following the launch of a national campaign to recruit 20,000 extra police officers.
A cross-party bid to require the PM to ask for a Brexit extension if there is not a deal in place cleared the Commons on Wednesday and is due to complete its progress through the Lords on Friday.
Asked if he could make a promise to the public not to return to Brussels to ask for a further Brexit delay, the PM said: “Yes, I can. I would rather be dead in a ditch”.
But he declined to give a direct answer when asked if he would resign before requesting that delay.
Instead, he said: “It costs a billion pounds a month, it achieves absolutely nothing. What on Earth is the point of further delay? I think it’s totally, totally pointless”.
The Prime Minister said he hated “banging on about Brexit” and added: “I don’t want an election at all, but frankly I cannot see any other way.
“The only way to get this thing done, to get this thing moving, is to make that decision.