Seems Tory leader so scared of losing current seat to Labour that he is preparing to flee it
Number 10 and Conservative HQ failed to deny reports that Boris Johnson is so afraid that he will lose his Uxbridge and South Ruislip parliamentary seat in December that he is preparing to abandon it and stand in a safe Tory ‘shires’ seat instead – probably Rutland and Melton, which incumbent Alan Duncan won in 2017 with a majority of over 23,000.
Duncan has said that he will not stand for re-election and the Tories have not yet named their new candidate.
Asked several hours ago whether they would deny the reports, neither Downing Street nor ‘CCHQ’ have done so.
Boris Johnson likes the word ‘frit’ – frightened or spooked – and has used it in Parliament to describe his opponents. But it seems that Labour’s strong start to the general election campaign and outstanding policy offer have put him in exactly that state.
Labour’s candidate who apparently has Johnson running is the excellent Ali Milani. Here’s a video of him on the campaign trail, talking about his timid opponent:
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