Who won the Hunt-Johnson debate? 19 scathing reactions
The two men from whom Tory Party members will select the next prime minister went head-to-head in a TV debate, with the consensus being that Jeremy Hunt won on the night, but will lose at the ballot – so that wasn’t a pointless exercise at all.
Tonight's #ITVDebate was utterly depressing. The more fanciful the rhetoric, the bigger the applause. Our discourse has completely collapsed, letting charlatans escape any real scrutiny as they peddle their nonsense.
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) July 9, 2019
Actually, it really wasn’t pointless, because just look at the joke material it provided for these funny people.
Love that Hunt points out that he's the public's preferred choice for PM, but that's only because he's against Boris. In any other race, against say, a lump of burning horseshit or a roadkill diseased badger, he'd lose by a mile. #ITVDebate
— Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) July 9, 2019
Well, I think I came across as an arrogant, blustering, bullshitting charlatan.
If that doesn't convince Tory members to vote for me I don't know what will. #ITVDebate
— Not Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) July 9, 2019
Not saying Boris Johnson is not great on detail, but he just got the year of the EU referendum wrong. #itvdebate
— Kevin Schofield (@PolhomeEditor) July 9, 2019
Incredible that ITV were able to sell ads into this shit
— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) July 9, 2019
#itvdebate a fair reflection of the state of our politics: an awful, shallow, screechy pointless and depressing ordeal for all concerned.
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) July 9, 2019
— molly (@mololivia_) July 9, 2019
I would love if they brought Claude Littner on now to do an ‘Apprentice’ interview with Boris.#ITVdebate
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) July 9, 2019
What we’ve learned tonight is that If you vote Conservative you are one thick bastard. #ITVDebate
— Bill Dawson (@DampDogBill) July 9, 2019
It comes down to a simple choice: would you prefer to be murdered by a sinister clown, or a sinister accountant?#ITVDebate
— paul bassett davies (@thewritertype) July 9, 2019
— craig turnbull (@craigturnbull3) July 9, 2019