Questions about trust 'make my blood boil', says Boris Johnson
PUBLISHED: 14:00 07 December 2019 | UPDATED: 14:00 07 December 2019
Boris Johnson says questions over his trustworthiness make his 'blood boil'.
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In an interview with the Daily Mail, Johnson revealed his fury at the question which has dominated his campaign - and again blamed deadlock in parliament for his failure to deliver on his Halloween Brexit pledge.
"It was infuriating that I couldn't deliver Brexit on October 31. But that was because parliament passed a law, which was a constitutional innovation and abomination... forcing me to break my promise," he told the paper.
"And so, when people talk about whether I can be trusted, it makes my blood boil because it was they that forced the government to break its promise.
"They passed a law to stop it happening. And then they had the cheek to try to blame the government. I think it's absurd."
Andrew Neil tore into him earlier this week for refusing to commit to an interview on his BBC show, telling viewers he wanted to put "questions of trust" to the PM.
Johnson was previously laughed at by audience members in an ITV debate when he said the truth matters in the election.
After the BBC debate on Friday the prime minister was judged to be less trustworthy than his rival Jeremy Corbyn by a margin of 38% to 48% in a snap poll.
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