Well wishes pour in for Boris Johnson

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Politicians and public figures from across the globe and political divide have joined in wishing Boris Johnson well as he fights coronavirus in intensive care.

Here are some of the reactions to the news:


Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle: ‘I am in complete shock’

“Here we have a larger than life figure, the Prime Minister of the this country being struck down, it's just an unfolding nightmare we are fighting.

“Everyone across the house, we are wishing the Prime Minster and his family the best wishes and we’re hoping for a speedy recovery.”


Chancellor Rishi Sunak: He will “come out of this even stronger”

“My thoughts tonight are with @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds.

"I know he’ll be getting the best care possible and will come out of this even stronger.”


Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth: ‘We are rooting for him.’


“He is our nation’s Prime Minister and whether people voted for him or not, we all want him to see a speedy recovery because we need him back, fit and healthy, leading and coordinating the nation’s fight back to this awful, awful virus.”


Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer: ‘Terribly sad news’

“Terribly sad new. All the country’s thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family during this incredibly difficult time.”


Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith: ‘I pray he will come through’


“I feel sorry he should be going through this trial and I pray that he will come through. I believe he's a strong character and I believe he will make it and so may thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at the moment because it's a tough time for all of them.


French president Emmanuel Macron: ‘All my support’

“I send all my support to Boris Johnson, to his family and to the British people at this difficult moment. I wish him a speedy recovery at this testing time..”


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: ‘Hope to see you back at Number 10 soon’

“Sending my best wishes to Prime Minister @BorisJohnson for a full and speedy recovery. My thoughts are with you and your family right now. Hope to see you back at Number 10 soon.”


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