Johnson dismisses rumours he will quit due to ill health as absolute nonsense

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Boris Johnson has dismissed as “absolute nonsense” a suggestion that he will quit early next year.

Speculation about the prime minister’s future was fuelled after the father-in-law of his senior aide Dominic Cummings reportedly said Johnson was struggling with his health and would leave Number 10 in six months’ time.

But during a visit to Devon, Johnson, who spent time in intensive care with coronavirus in April, said he was feeling “far better”, partly due to losing weight.

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Prime minister Boris Johnson during his visit to Appledore Shipyard in Devon (Ben Birchall/PA)

Johnson was forced to address questions about his future after Cummings’ father-in-law, Humphry Wakefield, reportedly suggested that the prime minister was on the way out.

The Times reported that he told a visitor to his Chillingham Castle home that Johnson was still struggling badly and will quit in six months.

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“If you put a horse back to work when it’s injured it will never recover,” he reportedly said.

But during a visit to Appledore Shipyard, Johnson told Devon Live: “It’s absolute nonsense. I am feeling, if anything, far better as I’ve lost some weight.

“Not enough, but I have lost at least a stone and a half.”

A Number 10 source said the rumour was “utter nonsense” and they were “baffled by it”.

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    1. Johnson dismisses rumours he will quite due to ill health
      as absolute nonsense
      Boris may be your health would improve if you STOPPED LYING to us public. On the matter of Lock-down in Lancashire area and NON in London rich area why is London Virus free???– if so can we in Lancashire pay you a visit to breath in your clean Virus free AIR Boris or it just for your rich party funder benefits why No lock-down is in place in LONDON now –Boris plus SAGE puppets of Tory Govt please do remember this fact C/19 Virus is an AIRBORNE Virus so you lot in LONDON will get it ( be you like it or not SIR)
      So will your rich party funder so lock -down in any area of the U.K./Wales/Scotland/N/Ireland will not stop it spreading to people as
      its AIRBORNE Boris/Hancock/SAGE staff.

      Some of us resident now believe you Tories are using the lock -down in Lancashire has a political tool now nothing to down with the virus any more Boris –we voter will not forget this mess of lock-down in most Lancashire area and you see fit to let LONDON off from lock-down rules
      So, this is sending us voter in all of Lancashire areas a message saying London is fully Virus free is this the case Boris yes or no? No lies in your responds please or Hancock or SAGE staff that have turned into puppet for Tory Govt now we get No true answer form them now ever WHY?

      Boris you and your party member plus rich Tory party funder hiding in ‘London area this NEW harder lock-down mess will possibly hit Tory Govt hard at local area council seat election plus upcoming next G.E.
      They are BIG prices to pay for failing us -residents + voter of Lancashire area Tory Govt has failed from day one in power Boris.

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