Boris Johnson wants to Succeed May as Leader of the Conservatives
Boris Johnson, former Foreign Minister of Great Britain and a prominent “Brexit Supporter”, wants to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party.
That means that he is giving a shot at the premiership of the United Kingdom.
Of course, I’m going for it, “said Johnson according to the BBC at a meeting for insurers. I don’t think that’s a secret for anyone. But as you know, there is currently no vacancy.
“That “vacancy” will come, however, because Theresa May has said she would resign for the next phase of the Brexit negotiations.
A definitive date for the departure of May is not yet available. The impasse in the Brexit negotiations and the divided Conservative Party have meanwhile made its position virtually untenable.
But May still wants to get the job she started to get her Brexit deal approved in parliament. After three rejections, she wants the House of Commons to vote again next month on a resignation agreement. It is unlikely that this will work.
Boris Johnson resigned from the cabinet in July 2018 in protest against May’s negotiations with the European Union. The conservative Johnson is a well-known critic of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit policy.
Just like a wing of the conservative party, he wants to be wholly detached from the European Union. Without chords. Theresa May wants a softer version of the Brexit.
Johnson is not the first to show his interest in the premiership. Former minister Esther McVey and minister of International Development Rory Stewart have already announced that they are candidates.
Besides, the names of numerous past and present ministers are circulating: Andrea Leadsom, Michael Gove, Amber Rudd, Sajid Javid, Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt, Penny Mordaunt, David Davis and Liz Truss.