General election 2019: Johnson warns of hung parliament ‘disaster’

Boris Johnson has warned that a hung parliament would be “disastrous” for the country.

Speaking on the campaign trail in Staffordshire, the prime minister claimed that “the only mathematical alternative” to a Conservative majority in Thursday’s election was a coalition between Labour and the SNP.

The SNP has ruled out a formal coalition with Jeremy Corbyn’s party if there is no clear winner in Thursday’s election but have suggested they could support a Labour minority government if Mr Corbyn agreed to a Scottish independence referendum.

Labour says it will not do coalition deals with other parties.