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Boris Johnson Expresses Regret Over Decision To Quit Tory Leadership Race
14 January 2019, 14:39
Boris Johnson has voiced regret over his decision to pull out the Conservative leadership race in 2016.
The former foreign secretary told LBC: “If I had my time again I might have done things differently”.
He made the remarks as he was quizzed by listeners in an exclusive LBC phone-in on Monday.
Mr Johnson removed himself from the leadership race after the now environment secretary Michael Gove announced his own bid.
It subsequently led to Theresa May landing the top job.
“It was a complicated business,” Mr Johnson said as he recalled his decision to pull out.
“In retrospect, if I had my time again I might have done things differently… I certainly have engaged in a lot of heart searching about it ever since.”