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Boris Johnson dodges question over resignation

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Published on December 8, 2019 - Duration: 01:01s

Boris Johnson dodges question over resignation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson dodged a question on Sunday, on if he would resign if he fails to win a majority in the UK's upcoming election.

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Boris Johnson dodges question over resignation

Johnson did admit that he was nervous by a narrowing in the polls between his governing Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party, saying: "I'm going to fight for every vote".

He also dismissed a leaked government document saying exporters would have to make customs declarations when moving goods between Northern Ireland and Britain and these new barriers will be "highly disruptive" to Northern Ireland's economy.

Johnson has repeatedly said there would be no customs checks on goods moving between Northern Ireland and mainland Britain under the divorce deal which he agreed with the European Union.

Of the official document, Johnson said that the impact assessment and his Brexit Secretary are wrong, and he is right.

In an election campaign where questions have been repeatedly raised over whether or not the prime minister can be trusted, Johnson repeated that he believes trust had been eroded in politics because parliament has "held up Brexit".

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