BORIS Johnson last night piled even more pressure on Rishi Sunak to slash taxes and give Ukraine more ammo – and said the PM could still win the next election.
The ex-PM insisted there would be no huge 1997-style wipe out like the pollsters predicted, and the party still had time to pull off a stunning victory.
1Boris blasted Putin’s attacks on civilians as ‘terrorism’ during his interview with TalkTVCredit: TalkTVBut he took a side-swipe at Rishi and other “cautious” voices warning against giving Ukraine the weapons it needs to defeat Russia.
In an exclusive interview with TalkTV for Friday Night with Nadine, the ex-premier insisted: “I fought the 97 election.
“I was there, and it was really tough.
“You could feel this movement of voters actively who wanted Tony Blair, and that is just not happening now.
“I don’t feel it.
“The snooze-fest Keir Starmer… it’s not going to happen.”
He predicted the economy would improve, inflation would go down, and people would come back to the Tories, adding: “They’ll reward the government for being sensible for cutting their taxes and for getting things done that they need done.”
But in a thinly-veiled swipe at Rishi, he added that there were some who were unsure about fully arming Ukraine.
He added: “I think there are always going to be cautious voices.
“And there were a lot of people who are worried about this escalation point.”
BoJo said it was “unthinkable” that Ukraine would not win the war now – as he piled pressure on ministers to sign off on yet more tanks, jets and other weapons to keep up the effort.
He said: “The faster they win, the better for the world.
“The faster Ukraine wins, the better for the world economy, the more lives we save.”
The ex-PM went also went on to say it was “absolutely the case” that Brexit “saved lives” over the pandemic.
He explained: “Had it not been for our ability to do our own regulation, had it not been for the fact that we’d come out of the European Medicines Agency.
“The MHRA, the medical health regulation agency, was now totally free to decide how fast to approve the vaccine – we wouldn’t have been able to do that vaccine rollout so fast.”
BoJo even went on to confess his love for the Pink Panther movies, admitting: “I laugh so much I almost black out.”
And on his hobbies, he revealed he’s currently trying to draw a cow – but admitted he’s struggling.
He said: “I’m filling a book now with cow… Pictures of parts of cows, and a lot of whole cows and my objective is to master the cow. I’m getting there.
“Next stop the horse after that.”
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