BORIS Johnson is one of the UK's most high profile politicians and has been tipped by many to become the next Prime Minister. Here's everything you need to know about the former London Mayor's decision to stand for the top job. Is Boris Johnson running for prime minister? On May 16 2019, Boris confirmed he will run for the Tory party leadership contest after Theresa May stands down. He gave a rallying cry to Eurosceptics, saying: "Of course I'm going to go for it." The ex-Foreign Secretary slammed Ms May for her “lack of grip and dynamism” in EU negotiations. He said: “All I can say most tactfully and usefully is that I have a pretty boundless appetite now to get it right and to do what I think would help our country to get on the right path. Johnson has been one of May's most outspoken critics over Brexit and supports leaving the EU without a deal. In 2016 after Prime Minister David Cameron resigned following the EU referendum, Boris’ bid for Number 10 was … [Read more...] about Is Boris Johnson running for prime minister?
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London (CNN)Boris Johnson, former London mayor and ardent critic of Theresa May's Brexit strategy, has thrown his hat into the ring to replace the British Prime Minister, announcing he will run for leadership of the Conservative Party when she steps down. "Of course I'm going to go for it," he told a BBC news anchor at a business conference in Manchester, when asked if he would be a candidate in a future Conservative leadership election. The winner of that contest will automatically become Prime Minister, taking center stage in the chaotic Brexit process that has plunged Britain into one of its worst postwar political crises. A senior figure in the Conservative Party, Graham Brady, said May had agreed she would set a "timetable for the election of a new leader" after her Brexit deal is put to lawmakers for a fourth and final time in early June. The deeply unpopular deal has already been soundly rejected three times by Parliament. Johnson, a former Mayor of London, has long held … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson wants to replace Theresa May as UK Prime Minister
LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, the face of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, said on Thursday he will be standing as a candidate to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as Conservative leader. FILE PHOTO: Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gives a speech at the JCB Headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire, Britain, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Yates/File Photo May has said she will step down before the next phase of Brexit negotiations although she has not yet put a date on her departure. “Of course I’m going to go for it,” Johnson told the BBC at The British Insurance Brokers’ Association. Johnson resigned from the cabinet last July in protest at May’s handling of the exit negotiations. The former foreign minister and Mayor of London, Johnson set out his pitch to the Conservative membership in a speech at the party’s annual conference in October - some members queued for hours to get a seat. He … [Read more...] about Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson to stand as next Conservative…
Britain's Boris Johnson, the former foreign minister, ex-mayor of London and leading Brexit campaigner, confirmed Thursday he will run for the premiership when Theresa May quits, British media reported. "Of course I'm going to go for it," he told a business event in Manchester, northwest England, confirming what most commentators and colleagues have long assumed. May has yet to set a date for her departure from Downing Street, but she has promised to step down once the first stage of Britain's exit from the European Union is secured. Many of her ministers and senior lawmakers are already jockeying for position, holding photo opportunities and giving wide-ranging speeches that go well beyond their official briefs. Johnson, who was poised to run against May when she took office after the 2016 referendum, has long been assumed to be a candidate when the right time comes, but has recently kept out the limelight. Known abroad for his gaffes and accused of misleading voters over Brexit, he … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson confirms will bid to be British PM
London (CNN)Boris Johnson, the former UK Foreign Secretary and an ardent critic of Theresa May's Brexit strategy, has confirmed he will run for leadership of the Conservative Party when the beleaguered Prime Minister announces her departure. "Of course I'm going to go for it," he told a BBC news anchor at a business conference in Manchester, when asked if he would be a candidate. May has said she will stand aside once Brexit has been delivered, but her Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union has been soundly rejected three times by Parliament. The agreement will next be put to lawmakers at the beginning of June, and Conservative Party officials said on Thursday that May had agreed to set out the timetable for her departure after that vote. Johnson, a former Mayor of London, has long held leadership ambitions. He has been an arch critic of May's Brexit approach -- although he ultimately voted in favor of her plan on the third occasion it was placed before lawmakers. Read More … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson to run for UK Conservative Party leadership