“I’m just off to see Her Majesty the Queen, which is always a very tough interview because she always asks the best questions. And the question today is: ‘Why are we having this election?’” Boris began.
He continued: “There’s only one reason, I’m afraid Parliament is paralysed. We have a fantastic Brexit deal but they wouldn’t vote it through and what we’re saying to the country is: now is our chance to get a sensible majority conservative government.”
The British public are set to vote in a general election on December 12, and as Boris continued to say in his video, they have two choices moving forward.
He went on to say the nation can either “get Brexit done”, or endure two more referendums next year, with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
“Under Jeremy Corbyn, dither and delay and turn to the whole of 2020, if not 2021 as well, into a nightmare of two referendums – one on the EU and one on Scotland,” Boris concluded.
The video, which has gone viral, has since been viewed by many who consider it to be a breach of royal protocol, as the Queen’s conversations are supposed to remain private.
In addition, according to the royal family’s website, Her Majesty is supposed to remain neutral in political matters, so Boris publicising his talks with her have been frowned upon.
“The Queen does not vote or stand for election, however Her Majesty does have important ceremonial and formal roles in relation to the government of the UK,” the website states.
Boris, who assumed office earlier this year, is the 14th Prime Minister to reside during the 93-year-old Queen’s reign.