Boris Johnson delivered a hilarious answer when asked who he would rather be stuck in an elevator with between the Labor leader or the Scottish First Minister. Tory MP Nadine Dorries, interviewing the former prime minister, asked: “If you’re stuck in the lift, who would you rather be stuck with? Keir Starmer or Nicola Sturgeon.” In response, Mr Johnson exclaimed: “Oh brother!”
But, clarifying his answer, he continued: “Actually, it’s like all these things – I’m sure the viewers would understand this – both individuals are actually far nicer and more amusing than you might otherwise imagine.
“And the kind of hostility that you see between politicians on screen is often not reflected in real life.
“I think provided it wasn’t like 50 floors I wouldn’t mind either of them.”
Speaking about Mr Johnson’s answer in a separate interview with Talk TV, Ms Dorries explained that “misunderstood” Boris Johnson is “not your small talk man”.
He is currently in the United States on a trip which has been branded a “comeback tour”.
The recently ousted Prime Minister was in Washington DC this week visiting senior Republicans and gave an interview to Fox News where he criticized his successor for not sending fighter jets to Ukraine in its war with Russia.
Mr Sunak’s interview last night saw him tell Mr Morgan that he is “financially fortunate”, when he was challenged on being “stinking rich”.
The Prime Minister insisted that what matters was his “values”, saying that he had been brought up to work “incredibly hard”.