Britain's Next Prime Minister: The ITV Debate | ITV News

  • Published on Jul 9, 2019
  • ITV presents a live head-to-head debate between the two contenders aiming to become prime minister - Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson - in front of a studio audience in Salford. The debate is moderated by Julie Etchingham.
    Following the debate is a special programme with instant analysis and reaction. #ITVdebate
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  • Ajay Dyavathi
    Ajay Dyavathi Month ago


  • Nouer Uz-Zaman
    Nouer Uz-Zaman Month ago

    Clearly Hunt looks like a more mature and calm character than Johnson, in some scenes Johnsons acted like a kid (fighting in a playground), how this guy is Conservatives' favourite (I don't get it, unless majority of conservative party is childish)

  • Greene
    Greene 2 months ago

    She is a good interviewer with good points!

  • Allan Wallace
    Allan Wallace 2 months ago

    Congratulations boris you deserve it very greatly

  • nik nikos
    nik nikos 2 months ago

    Well done Mr Johnson you're the outstanding candidate and I congratulate you in advance of your premiership in an hour today

  • Mubashir Iftikhar
    Mubashir Iftikhar 2 months ago +1

    Love u boris love u

  • Believe in Yourself
    Believe in Yourself 2 months ago +1

    None of these guys compare to the stable genius.

  • GLaDOnOS
    GLaDOnOS 2 months ago

    Soooo, just so were clear, people from the UK hate there candidates too?

  • younus mohammed
    younus mohammed 2 months ago +9

    Boris Johnson is perfect prime minister United Kingdom he is the best he right men for our country

  • wandering womble
    wandering womble 2 months ago

    Oh all of those border solutions that everyone understands

  • Joe Jones
    Joe Jones 2 months ago +1

    I’m from America and even tho I can’t vote or anything, I honestly think mr. Johnson is the best way to go. He has a plan for The worst case scenario and he also is determined to leave by the deadline.

  • Doc W
    Doc W 2 months ago

    There will be no more the Great Britain, it will be the most loyal dog of the US.Bye English,Bye Europe:)

  • MissNausicaa87
    MissNausicaa87 2 months ago +1

    This genuinely makes me want to puke....

  • Kris Keeling
    Kris Keeling 2 months ago

    U.k never in its history has it been a democratic.
    Its fake news not even in the top ten of democratic countries if you want democracy look to northern europe oh u.k youre so dumb politically speaking

  • EnglishTurbines
    EnglishTurbines 2 months ago +1

    Hunt...reminds me of smirking BLiar...I have a clear concience, I have never ever voted Labour...Not that I think Boris will be PM material, hes just the lesser evil.

  • Guilherme Tosetto
    Guilherme Tosetto 2 months ago

    surely nobody that has two brain cells wanted to elected

  • Archnid 001
    Archnid 001 2 months ago +3

    The best minister will be nagel farage.

  • Gus Ibrahim
    Gus Ibrahim 2 months ago

    Hair hair hair today gone tomorrow 🤡

  • Soma874
    Soma874 2 months ago

    Oh cool, the next 2 jews who want to control the U.K great!

  • PH Hull
    PH Hull 2 months ago

    Damn would hate her to be my mother lol

  • Yuri muckraker
    Yuri muckraker 2 months ago +2

    Ok I'm no Tory supporter, not a Blairite, not a UKIP supporter, and I'm no Remoaner either and that's my cards on the table, so I'm no Boris Johnson fan but to be fair to the guy and yes he doesn't answer much questions with a straight answer but wasn't Jeremy Hunt a little too much on the offensive and wasn't he the one interrupting Johnson soo much? again I know Johnson is quite the windbag and doesn't give straight answers to any questions but I feel Hunt was too much on the offensive against Johnson. am I wrong? thoughts anyone?

    • Yuri muckraker
      Yuri muckraker 2 months ago

      @London Bless hmm interesting, and your right, and yes I think Jeremy Hunt is overcompensating the fact that Johnson is the bookie's favorite to be leader, and there still is widespread hesitation on the part of the average Joe and Jane that supports the Tories, but is clear they want out of the EU with or without a deal which Boris is clearly in favor of but Hunt isn't. Yeah check out the Sun/TalkRadio debate but overall this is a frightening state of affairs that either of these two men can hold onto the levers of power and just a pity that all the opposition parties are soo commited to overturning Brexit (rightly or wrongly) that the Johnsons, Farages, and empty suits like Jeremy Hunt can still be seen a viable alternatives.

    • London Bless
      London Bless 2 months ago +1

      Yuri muckraker I haven’t seen the Sun debate, I’ll have to give it a watch.

    • London Bless
      London Bless 2 months ago +1

      Yuri muckraker so I think Boris was offensive and interrupted a lot more in the beginning but Hunt ended up doing the same thing. I think Hunt decided to follow suit so he didn’t look weak.

    • Yuri muckraker
      Yuri muckraker 2 months ago

      @London Bless really?! hmm interesting, I've seen this debate twice and I thought Jeremy Hunt was more on the offensive, even in the debate hosted by The Sun & Talk Radio Hunt was more on the offensive and loved to give insults and punching under the belt.

    • London Bless
      London Bless 2 months ago

      Yuri muckraker tbh I thought Johnson was much more offensive, he interrupted a more

  • Sean Wong
    Sean Wong 2 months ago

    How could British people selected such gay to run this country?! Don't they should think the only right way is to choose a leader to end BREXIT right now?

  • Joseph Nelson
    Joseph Nelson 2 months ago +2

    here the quoted parragraphs:

    5. Accordingly, the provisions of this Agreement shall not prevent, as between the territories of contracting parties, the formation of a customs union or of a free-trade area or the adoption of an interim agreement necessary for the formation of a customs union or of a free-trade area; Provided that:
    (a) with respect to a customs union, or an interim agreement leading to a formation of a customs union, the duties and other regulations of commerce imposed at the institution of any such union or interim agreement in respect of trade with contracting parties not parties to such union or agreement shall not on the whole be higher or more restrictive than the general incidence of the duties and regulations of commerce applicable in the constituent territories prior to the formation of such union or the adoption of such interim agreement, as the case may be;
    (b) with respect to a free-trade area, or an interim agreement leading to the formation of a free-trade area, the duties and other regulations of commerce maintained in each of the constituent territories and applicable at the formation of such free-trade area or the adoption of such interim agreement to the trade of contracting parties not included in such area or not parties to such agreement shall not be higher or more restrictive than the corresponding duties and other regulations of commerce existing in the same constituent territories prior to the formation of the free-trade area, or interim agreement as the case may be; and

    (c) any interim agreement referred to in subparagraphs (a) and (b) shall include a plan and schedule for the formation of such a customs union or of such a free-trade area within a reasonable length of time.

  • Sandy Scott
    Sandy Scott 2 months ago

    Biased mediator....big surprise.

  • Sandy Scott
    Sandy Scott 2 months ago +2

    From all the way across the Atlantic in the USA, Hunt looks, speaks, acts and lies just like the failed and disgraced Traitorous Theresa May...just more of the same without the statement jewelry and leopard shoes.🇺🇸. Boris for Prime Minister.

  • TruthInAComment. YUP.
    TruthInAComment. YUP. 2 months ago +1

    Boris is right. The EU hate us. We voted to leave and they despise us for this. This is why they are purposely dragging it on so we keep paying their bill. If we get a worm like Jeremy Hunt the EU will smell weakness and drag him along like Theresa May. We need Boris. A man with a deadline. A man to look them in the eyes, a man with guts and passion.

  • James
    James 2 months ago

    I hate Hunt. I really hate Boris.

  • Damien CALLAGHAN
    Damien CALLAGHAN 2 months ago +1

    Why is LIONEL MESSI doing getting involved in uk politics?
    Stick to the Football LEO

  • terry hutton
    terry hutton 2 months ago

    Wake up UK, this will change ABSOLUTELY nothing. You have to change the rotten political system, not just faces or genders. The ugly Tories, liars, cheats and corrupt. The Tories have voted against the NHS, social housing, benefits for out of work people, workers rights, etc.

  • An Fon
    An Fon 2 months ago

    Johnson: the garbage pail kid

  • Bill Schauberger
    Bill Schauberger 2 months ago +2

    Boris Johnson conquered -winning the enthusiasm gap.He should have used the Trump lingo and said Hunt was “low energy” as Trump did with Jeb

  • CaballusKnight
    CaballusKnight 2 months ago +1

    Boris is the International System of Units In the Laughing Stock of diplomatic embarrassment and catastrophic governing (metric system).
    In the imperial system we have the Trump with the equivalence of 1 Boris = 0.304 Trumps

    • CaballusKnight
      CaballusKnight 2 months ago +1

      To not be confused with the Failing Grayling scale which measures the purity of imbecility

  • Tick Tock
    Tick Tock 2 months ago

    UK is going to end up with a clown for PM.

  • Nick
    Nick 2 months ago +1

    Wish that July woman would shut up sometimes and let them go at it, would be the best way to whittle them down

  • john jones
    john jones 2 months ago

    we need leadershit that aint on offer

  • Leroy Jenkins
    Leroy Jenkins 2 months ago +3

    Insignificant. Only the brexit party can get our brexit. These two will kick the can down the road.

  • Yao Mart
    Yao Mart 2 months ago

    The debate was a mess... Why can't Boris Johnson just shut up when it's time for another person to talk instead of taunting him like a child. He completely ingnored the moderator either and didn't really answer the question. Well~ just watched the first 17 minutes, can't bear to watch the rest.

  • AstroForum
    AstroForum 2 months ago

    Is this the election where people cannot vote for their prime minister?

    • London Bless
      London Bless 2 months ago

      AstroForum the party votes for the leader and the leader become PM. A general election is when the people vote.

  • Wendy A. Tai
    Wendy A. Tai 2 months ago +1

    i am from America and a complete Conservative. I generally am able to discern who is a better choice, IF I were making the choice off this one debate which isn't a good idea on its own, I would pick the gentleman with the dark hair. I am only going on what I am seeing. I don't know who they are but I am able to see who is blowing smoke up the hind quarters and that is Boris.

  • gsxrxtrememarbella
    gsxrxtrememarbella 2 months ago

    I say my good chap,let's go have a couple of pints, do some charlie and finish up at the knocking shop. Jolly good idea. Go Borris, you are a classic. Either way the UK IS COMPLETELY EFEDUP.

  • ProwseOfficial
    ProwseOfficial 2 months ago

    His hair reminds me of an old ugly rug

  • saleemi jawad
    saleemi jawad 2 months ago

    Its a choice between dumb and dumber ,however, If Borris increase the high tax bracket from 50k to 80k then my support is with him over Labour

    • terry hutton
      terry hutton 2 months ago

      Selected not elected...its worked for the USA for years. The UK is a sad country after Thatcher.

  • Ricky Kang
    Ricky Kang 2 months ago +1

    0:04:00 they couldn’t have picked somebody with more reputability to ask a first question? Or at least someone that could fit into the seat comfortably...

    • Denzell Lewis
      Denzell Lewis 2 months ago

      Ricky Kang reputability? What a strange question. Are you supposing his political alignment not being as you would’ve liked makes him less reputable? He’s a citizen with a question. Furthermore, are you suggesting his weight should’ve made him unqualified to be selected as the first question?

  • Stephen J. Smith
    Stephen J. Smith 2 months ago +1

    I thought Boris did alright there personally.

  • kiray99
    kiray99 2 months ago

    Hunt chats pure waffle

  • steve queer
    steve queer 2 months ago

    new pm for the muslim UK.

  • Philip Morris
    Philip Morris 2 months ago

    Two grey suits, both members of a weak, discredited government. Scratching around for something positive, I guess at least there's a cartoon character in the Boris suit.

  • Abra Cadabra
    Abra Cadabra 2 months ago +1

    More than 1 third world immigrant per MINUTE coming in and the majority will be muslims with their families to follow, you can easily put a figure on that of 20,000 plus per week. Thats not immigration, that is suicide. Estimation is that we will be a muslim country by 2050
    London - Labour Muslim Control
    Croydon - Labour Muslim Control
    Birmingham - Labour Muslim Control
    Sheffield - Labour Muslim Control
    Luton - Labour Muslim Control

  • drakets
    drakets 2 months ago +4

    This isn't a reality show. This is people's lives in the line. Jesus

  • Dave Taylor
    Dave Taylor 2 months ago +2


  • Debbie Fulton
    Debbie Fulton 2 months ago

    Boris, and donald brothers from a different mother? Boris jnvite your twin to move in with you.

  • AJ max
    AJ max 2 months ago

    I would want a more informal untimed retrictive platform to have an adult unhindered conversation , so tired of hearing that's enough time , and cutting the issues short .

  • Barnaby Brown
    Barnaby Brown 2 months ago +1

    People complaining about lower income tax on corporations are so dumb. It's literally better for everyone. Businesses don't come to or stay in the UK out of loyalty, they're here to make money, and if they're making money you're getting jobs.

    • Barnaby Brown
      Barnaby Brown 2 months ago +1

      @kasegi Yabu Labour just says what they think people want to hear, not what's good for the county. I'd honestly rather see the conservatives in again before them, and that's saying a lot...

    • kasegi Yabu
      kasegi Yabu 2 months ago +1

      Agreed. Upping the tax will hurt only those businesses that aren't large enough to move their profits overseas. It's the large corporations who aren't paying their share, and they are the ones who can avoid any level of tax. Labour not thinking it through, again.

    • Barnaby Brown
      Barnaby Brown 2 months ago +1

      I agree, its a balance. But upping it to 25% like Labout wants to I don't feel is an appropriate response.

    • kasegi Yabu
      kasegi Yabu 2 months ago +1

      However, if these corporations don't pay enough tax, they're not contributing to the infrastructure that is necessary for them to trade.

  • SkyMax ABC
    SkyMax ABC 2 months ago

    Good old Boris!

  • Adam 330
    Adam 330 2 months ago

    Its like choosing between shitting your pants or shitting your bed.

  • Ali
    Ali 2 months ago +1

    Can't she at least give the same amount of time to Boris that she gave to Jeremy. At least let them both answer the question to full extent possible. But she is interrupting Boris on every answer that he tries to give. What kind of debate is that. I swear to god I'm gonna boycott mainstream media channel. Totally unfair propaganda only favouring the person that they like the most.

    SHEIKH ASIF 2 months ago +1

    I am surprised @Boris Johnson - you haven't answered any of the question to the point. You kept lengthening and twisting all of your so called answers. Jeremy Hunt was way smarter than you in this regard. Probably you are not the people's leader Mr Boris

  • Houssem
    Houssem 2 months ago +2

    Made my mind, gonna vote for Boris.
    Wait, I'm not British!

  • Nicholas Holmes
    Nicholas Holmes 2 months ago

    The presenter has nice calf's.

  • Scan End
    Scan End 2 months ago +1

    She was an atrocious host jesus wept