Julia Hartley-Brewer: If anyone is a fighter, it’s Boris Johnson

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has sent her best wishes to Boris Johnson after he was moved to intensive care as part of his ongoing treatment for Covid-19.

The Prime Minister was admitted to the critical unit at St Thomas’ Hospital at around 7pm last night, as a precaution should he require ventilation to aid his recovery.

It is understood that Mr Johnson has received “oxygen support” but had not been on a ventilator and is not currently on one.

Julia told listeners this morning: “I think the entire nation will join me in wishing the very best to Boris Johnson.”

“Politics just goes out the window at times like this. This is not about who you voted for, or Brexit, or anything like that. This is just about the Prime Minster of this country - our elected Prime Minister - being in intensive care at an incredibly difficult time for our country.

“Our country is fighting for its life, we're fighting for the lives of our entire population and our Prime Minister is right now fighting for his life,” she said.

The breakfast show host also sent her thoughts to Mr Johnson’s family, including 32-year-old pregnant fiancée Carrie Symonds, who has also shown symptoms of the virus.

Julia said: “I don’t know anybody who would not have been upset, scared, confused, anxious and, as I say, shocked by that news last night.

“He’s not just Boris Johnson, he’s Boris. We do feel like we know him and he is a larger than life character.”

“He’s defied the odds so many times, becoming London Mayor, to become Prime Minister, to deliver Brexit. If anyone is a fighter in this country, my God, it’s Boris Johnson and we just send our very, very best to him this morning.”

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