Published On: Thu, Sep 5th, 2019

VIDEO: Shock as police officer appears to collapse during Boris Johnson’s speech | UK | News

The Prime Minister was speaking in front of new police recruits in West Yorkshire when the unfortunate event unfolded. The police officer, a young woman, appeared to fall down as Mr Johnson asked her: “Are you all right? That is a signal for me to wind up.”

After Mr Johnson had finished speaking the Sky News host observed: “It appeared at least that one of the police officers standing behind him momentarily collapsed.” 

Shortly before the young woman fell down Mr Johnson assured her “don’t worry I am going to end very soon”.

He was concluding his address after fielding questions from the press in the face of a tumultuous few days in Commons which have seen him suffer his first parliamentary defeats as Prime Minister. 

Mr Johnson was forced to respond to questions about the resignation of his brother, Jo, a Remainer who quit on Thursday in the face of “unresolvable tension” in his role as he grappled with his political beliefs and family loyalties. 

At the event in West Yorkshire, Mr Johnson called his brother a “fantastic guy” and a “brilliant minister”.

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He raged: “I’d rather be dead in a ditch. It costs £1billion a month to remain in the EU beyond October 31. It achieves absolutely nothing. 

“What on earth is the point in further delay? It is totally pointless.”

He added: “There are some people suggesting we should spend £1billion more a month just to stay in the EU beyond October 31, but I don’t think that would be good use of public money and I’m going to make sure we don’t have that necessary delay.

“I will do everything I possibly can to ensure this country comes out of the EU on October 31.”

Mr Johnson again insisted he does not want a general election to take place, but admitted he “can’t see any other way”. 

He raged the victory for rebel MPs in last night’s vote effectively “scuppers our negotiating power” with the EU, handing back control of the UK’s exit from the bloc to Brussels.  

The Prime Minister said: “Parliament voted yesterday to effectively scupper our negotiating power.

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