Boris Johnson confronted by voter on the street who tells him to 'leave my town'

British Prime Minster Boris Johnson was asked to leave the Yorkshire town of Morley by a voter during a political walkabout Thursday. 

In footage of the interaction that has racked up more than 4 million views online, Johnson can be seen being approached by a man, who the BBC and The Guardian identified as a local voter, for a handshake. 

When the two shook hands, the voter could then be seen leaning in for a brief moment to tell the Conservative leader, “Please leave my town.” 

“I will, very soon,” Johnson responded as the man patted him on the back.

It wasn’t the only confrontation Johnson experienced during the walkabout. 


A video from BBC News shows a number other people scolding the prime minister, who has faced a series of setbacks with Parliament this week over Brexit.

At one point in the video, Johnson could be seen greeting a woman with a handshake, saying: “Nice to meet you.”

“Get Brexit done,” the woman responded.

“We’re going to get it done. We’re going to get it done,” he said. 

Another man in the video repeatedly accused Johnson of “playing games” on the issue.

“What I think people want us to do is to leave the European Union on October 31st,” Johnson said.

“Well, we all know that,” the man responded.

“Well, that’s fantastic, that’s what we’re going to do,” Johnson said, throwing his hand in the air while turning away from the man.

“You should be in Brussels negotiating,” the man pressed. “Where is the negotiation going on? Where is it? You’re in Morley in Leeds, you should be in Brussels leading the British people to negotiating against leaving the European Union.” 

“You’ve gone into Parliament and you’ve played games,” the man said. 

“Well, actually that’s not true at all,” Johnson said, before later adding: “We will get the deal.”

Earlier this week, 21 members of Parliament from the prime minster’s own party broke with him in a vote on Brexit, joining the opposition in supporting a measure that would stop Johnson from taking the U.K. out of the European Union in the absence of a formal deal.

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In response to the move, Johnson is moving to have the group expelled from the Conservative Party, a spokesman for his office confirmed to Reuters.

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