The list of candidates includes ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove, ex-leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt, former secretary of state for exiting the European Union Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for International Development Rory Stewart, Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matthew Hancock, ex-work and pensions secretary Esther McVee and Member of Parliament for Forest of Dean Mark Harper. © AFP 2019 / Saul Loeb'Mother Of All Disasters': Ex-Minister Brands Cameron as Worst PM For Brexit Political experts and bookmakers consider Johnson, Hunt, Raab and Gove to be the leaders of the race. On 9 June, Boris Johnson, who is currently one of the leading candidates likely to succeed former UK Prime Minister Theresa May, told the Sunday Times that if chosen for the position, he would withhold … [Read more...] about Total of 10 Candidates to Run for UK Prime Minister’s Office
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will stand down on June 7, after pressure on her to quit reached a critical point following her Brexit failures.The Conservative Party leader broke down as said she would make way for a successor, who will hope they have more luck negotiating a deal for the UK to leave the European Union.“It is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort,” an emotional Mrs May told the media outside 10 Downing Street.“So I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday the 7th of June so that a successor can be chosen.”Her voice breaking, the 62-year-old said she would be leaving a job it had been “the honour of her life to hold.”She will stay on as caretaker prime minister until the new leader is chosen, a process likely to take several weeks. Tory MPs and members will have to vote on a new leader, with … [Read more...] about UK Prime Minister Theresa May resigns
UK prime minister Theresa May has set a timetable for her departure — and fired the starting gun for those jostling to replace her. Her former foreign minister, Boris Johnson, has claimed he will be in the race to get into 10, Downing Street. But who else is favourite to head up the Conservative Party and the UK's government? And what will each change of leadership have on the burning issue of the day, Brexit? Boris Johnson: 11/4 According to Oddschecker, the favourite to take control of Tory leadership is Brexit campaigner and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Johnson, 54, who also served as Mayor of London from 2008-2016, has been one of the most vocal Brexiteers. He became the first Tory to publicly throw his hat in the ring to replace May during an appearance at a British Insurance Brokers' Association event in Manchester on Thursday. "Of course I'm going to go for it," the BBC cited Johnson as saying on Thursday. Dominic Raab: 13/2 Bookmakers have dubbed Esher and … [Read more...] about Who is favourite to replace Theresa May as UK prime minister?
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has laid out plans for a possible extension to Article 50 to avoid the UK leaving the European Union at the end of March without a deal. Such an extension would first require MPs to vote to reject both the prime minister's current deal and a no-deal scenario. Speaking to the House of Commons on Tuesday, May acknowledged fellow ministers' worries that "time is running out," but maintained that she believed a no-deal Brexit would not be as disastrous as predicted. "I believe, if we have to, we will ultimately make a success of a no-deal," the prime minister said, amid loud scoffs from the House. The steps toward the contested extension were outlined in May's "three commitments," a three-step process planned for mid-March. The Three Commitments MPs will take part in a meaningful vote on March 12 over May's current Brexit deal Should her deal be rejected, MPs will then be invited to vote on March 13 on whether the UK should leave the EU without a deal A … [Read more...] about UK Prime Minister Theresa May lays out plan for extension of Article 50
European Council President Donald Tusk said in an interview Monday he was shocked David Cameron reportedly did not expect the Brexit referendum to be a success. Tusk claimed that the former UK prime minister insisted on supporting the referendum in solidarity with his party, even after warnings from Tusk. A "victim of his own victory," Cameron's downfall was not believing the referendum had the momentum to pass, Tusk added. You can watch today's Raw Moment in the above video player. … [Read more...] about Raw Moment: Tusk claims former UK PM Cameron is ‘victim of his own victory’