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Tory leadership: Johnson and Hunt trade blows over Brexit and Trump

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have clashed on Brexit and UK relations with Donald Trump in a lively and occasionally bad-tempered TV debate.Mr Hunt accused his rival of not being willing to "put his neck on the line" by saying he would quit as PM if he did not hit the 31 October deadline.Mr Johnson said he admired his rival's ability "to change his mind" so often - a dig at the fact Mr Hunt voted Remain.Mr Johnson declined to condemn Mr Trump for his response to the emails row.He refused to confirm whether he would keep the UK's top diplomat in the US, Sir Kim Darroch, in his post until his scheduled retirement in December, after Mr Trump said he was no longer prepared to deal with him.The US president has lambasted Sir Kim, and cr ...