Former Prime Minister of Great Britain Boris Johnson rushing home from a Caribbean vacation to garner support from MPs to attempt a return to office following the resignation of the incumbent head of government Liz Truss. About this, citing informed sources, writes The Telegraph.
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Immediately after the resignation of Truss, The Times wrote that Johnson would fight for the premiership.
“Johnson woke up to the news that Truss was leaving and proceeded to send WhatsApp messages to potential supporters and replies to local cheerleaders. Simultaneously with this phone operation, Johnson was contemplating how to quickly return to the UK,” the newspaper describes the situation.
According to the publication, he is due to land in Gatwick on a scheduled British Airways flight on the morning of October 22, “but faster alternatives are being considered.”
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One friend of the politician said that “he will return on Friday”, while another said that Johnson “was stuck in the Caribbean and will try to get on a plane tonight.”
“Some close friends advised the former premier not to run on the grounds that the party would desperately need him to return in a year. And that he should wait,” the publication noted.
Johnson, Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt could take part in the race for the premiership and the post of leader of the Conservative Party. Candidates must collect at least 100 votes by October 24 to enter the competition. Other Potential Candidates – Minister of Defense Ben WallaceMinister of International Trade Kemi Badenok and former Interior Minister Suella Braverman.
So far, Sunak “is the favorite of the bookmakers,” the journalists noted.
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