Five tweets about each Tory leadership candidate, including the absent Boris Johnson.
Five of the six remaining Conservative leadership candidates took part in a televised debate on Channel 4 on Sunday night.
However, Boris Johnson declined the chance to take part in the debates. The Tory leadership frontrunner was not present as Krishnan Guru-Murthy hosted the Channel 4 debate.
The show lasted an hour-and-a-half as the candidates were grilled on various matters. But how did each candidate fare? We take a look at five tweets each discussing each candidate's respective performance on the televised debates.
Gove: I’ve put climate change at the heart of Government policy.— Rachael Swindon (@Rachael_Swindon) June 16, 2019
By voting against measures to prevent climate change, 5 times?
Michael Gove tells lies. #C4Debate
Now Michael Gove is lecturing us about child poverty and opportunities for young people. He was literally the Secretary of State who slashed Sure Start, axed the EMA and wasted billons on free schools and academies leaving our schools with a funding crisis #C4Debate— Lisa Nandy (@lisanandy) June 16, 2019
All Gove’s answers sound fake and scripted. Written language that doesn’t translate to debate. #C4Debate— Adam Paulson (@adp217) June 16, 2019
#C4Debate puhlease, what is Hunt going to do for social care? Create some really luxury care homes for rich people and force junior doctors to work in them for 12 hours a day, 7 days a week?— Kate (@kategiles84) June 16, 2019
“Young people worry about getting a good job, buying a house, tackling climate change” says Jeremy Hunt, after serving in a Tory Government which has consistently and deliberately hammered young people with austerity for nearly a decade #C4debate— Lisa Nandy (@lisanandy) June 16, 2019
Jeremy Hunt describing 48% as "nervous about brexit" I'm not nervous I am incandescent with rage that the country is being destroyed by a handful of selfserving charlatans who don't care one jot about you, me or indeed anyone else #C4debate— Emilie Knight #FBPE #PEOPLESVOTE (@emknight65) June 16, 2019
Jeremy Hunt: "All of us did things 25 years ago that we wouldn't want our parents to know about." Yeah, but the thing is, Jeremy, some people went to jail for doing those things. #C4debate— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) June 16, 2019
Javid is so inept, he's Home Secretary yet he doesn't even mention knife crime. #C4Debate— Wes (@Wes0306) June 16, 2019
Hunt & Javid vanishing and easily forgettable. Raab off-putting and extreme. A good debate so far for Gove & Stewart. #C4debate— James McHale ✨ (@JamesMcHale99) June 16, 2019
Sajid Javid has just said that the government has not been preparing properly for no deal for the last three years.... isn’t he part of that government?— EL4C (@EL4JC) June 16, 2019
What a shambles.#C4debate
Boris Johnson (absent)
Boris Johnson’s not turned up. What a shocker. The man’s a coward, lazy, cocky and no principles, how is he possibly the Tory favourite?! I love that there’s an empty podium to push home the point though #C4Debate— Sonita Rathbone (@sonita_rathbone) June 16, 2019
Well, I think we can all agree that this is Boris Johnson's best political performance in years#c4debate— Sathnam Sanghera (@Sathnam) June 16, 2019
#C4debate After hearing these first-year schoolboys applying for their first real job. Boris Johnson starts to look good. Nigel Farage looks even better— Jackjackson (@Jackjac47240296) June 16, 2019
Boris Johnson is a coward. He is afraid of revealing his inadequacies in live debates. He has no solutions to the damage caused to the UK by 9 years of Tory austerity & Brexit policies...just bluster and populism! #C4Debate #BritainsNextPM pic.twitter.com/ZDudNdgi8y— StrongerStabler (@StrongerStabler) June 16, 2019
Raab often looks like he’s about to start a fight. #C4Debate— Jess’ Owner (@Jess_the_Collie) June 16, 2019
Dominic Raab having an absolute nightmare here #C4DEBATE— Tom Hugh Little (@carlisletom) June 16, 2019
C4 debate: surprisingly impressed by Raab. Even more irritated by @RoryStewartUK: last time we had a politician who pronounces “t”s as “d”s to try and sound like he’s down with the kids, we ended up being lied to about Iraq and with the economy in the sewer. No thanks, Rory.— Jon Payne (@JonPayneNN) June 16, 2019
"Judge us by what we do"— Graham Lithgow (@grahamlithgow) June 16, 2019
Which basically means we can judge Dominic Raab as an terminally inept failure who quit as Brexit Secretary having accomplished absolutely nothing of worth before or since.#C4Debate pic.twitter.com/Wdf5XKA4gA
Rory Stewart seems to be the most reasonable, the most level-headed, the most human out of all of these candidates. Even if he looks like a haunted Victorian doll. #C4debate— Abi Bointon (@AbiBointon) June 16, 2019
Rory Stewart is engaging in this contest in a completely different way. Whatever your politics, it’s massively refreshing. He’s got different instincts #C4Debate— Matt Forde (@mattforde) June 16, 2019
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