1. Conservative MP and candidate for party leader, Boris Johnson in pub with JD Wetherspoon pub chain boss Tim Martin, both drinking beer
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Boris Johnson, MP and Conservative leadership candidate:
"Look I just heard that Kim Darroch resigned and I want to say that I regret that really because I think he was a superb, is a superb diplomat and I worked with him for many years and I think that whoever leaked his diptels (diplomatic telegrams) was really, has done a grave disservice to our civil servants, to people who give impartial advice to ministers and I hope that whoever did it is rundown, caught and eviscerated quite frankly because it is not right that advice to ministers that civil servants must be able to make in a spirit of freedom should be leaked and it is not right that civil servants' careers and prospects should be dragged into the political agenda. And I think we should be protecting brilliant civil servants from that of publicity."
(Reporter: You weren't going to back him, you said last night you weren't going to back him.)
"No, on the contrary, my view is that it's wrong to drag civil servants into the political arena, that's what I think."
3. Johnson and Martin
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Boris Johnson, MP and Conservative leadership candidate: ++INCLUDES QUESTIONS FROM REPORTER++
(Reporter: Sir John says he will seek a judicial review if you try to bypass parliament.)
Johnson: "Sir John who?"
(Reporter: Sir John Major says he would seek a judicial review if you tried to bypass parliament. Are you going to, are you going to fight? )
Johnson: "Oh really? Well I think that what we're going to do is deliver Brexit on the 31st of October which is what I think the people of this country want us to get on and do it. I think everyone is fed up with the delay and I think the idea of that now consecrating the decision to the judiciary is really very, very odd indeed and what we want is for parliament to take their responsibilities, get it done as they promised that they would. They asked the British people whether they wanted to leave in 2016, the British people returned a very clear verdict so let's get it done."
(Reporter: Would you resign if you don't leave on the 31st? You've avoided saying that.)
Johnson: "I will make sure that we leave on the 31st. I do not wish to provide any incentive to any party not to give us the deal that we want. By offering up the mouthwatering prospect of my resignation which I could be......it doesn't sound to me like, it sounds to me like another bad negotiating technique from the other side."
Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson expressed regret at the resignation of the British ambassador to the United States saying he was a "superb diplomat".
The resignation of Sir Kim Darroch came after US President Donald Trump lashed out at him on Twitter, describing the ambassador as "wacky" and a "pompous fool."
The criticism came after leaked documents revealed the envoy's dim view of Trump's administration, which he described as dysfunctional, inept and chaotic.
Though the matter had been brewing for days, Darroch made his decision the morning after a debate between the two contenders to replace May as party leader and prime minister, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt.
Hunt, who is Britain's foreign secretary, had vowed to keep Darroch in the post, but Johnson pointedly did not.
"I think it's very important we should have a close partnership, a close friendship with the United States," Johnson said at the debate.
On Wednesday, after learning of Darroch's resignation and being confronted with his comments a day before that he would not back him, Johnson said "no, on the contrary, my view is that it is wrong to drag civil servants into the political arena."
Darroch's forthright, unfiltered views on the U.S. administration - meant for a limited audience and discreet review - appeared in leaked diplomatic documents that were published in Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper.
In the leaked documents, he called the Trump administration's policy toward Iran "incoherent," said the president might be indebted to "dodgy Russians" and raised doubts about whether the White House "will ever look competent."
Meanwhile, asked about a threat by a former prime minister to take Johnson to court if he tries to suspend Parliament to deliver a UK departure from the European Union without a deal, Johnson said that "consecrating the decision to the judiciary is really very, very odd indeed."
John Major told the BBC it would be unacceptable and against tradition to shut down Parliament, and he would seek a court ruling to overturn it if it happened.
Major's suggestion is important because Parliament has repeatedly signalled its opposition to a no-deal Brexit, but has no obvious way of stopping it.
A legal challenge offers a potential new route.
Johnson, who has said leaving the EU by the scheduled date of Oct. 31 is a "do or die" matter, refused to rule out bypassing Parliament to prevent lawmakers from blocking a no-deal departure.
"They asked the British people whether they wanted to leave in 2016, the British people returned a very clear verdict so let's get it done," Johnson said Wednesday.