The race to succeed Boris Johnson begins

The most notorious names to succeed Boris Johnson as leader of the ruling British Conservative Party begin to outline their candidacies. Though It is a decision that can last until after the summer. Until then, Johnson is acting prime minister, so will continue announcing in the next few hours more appointments to ministerial positions to fill the vacancies left by the cascading resignations of recent days.

It is expected that until October there will not be a substitute, but in the race to take over the position names keep adding up. The last ones, the head of Transport, Grant Shapps, and the president of the parliamentary committee on Foreign Affairs, Tom Tugendhat.

Tugendhat, despite his lack of government experiencehas already won the support of several colleagues with the promise to “eradicate the recent increase in social security contributions, reduce the tax on fuel and lift tariffs on foreign imports,” according to what has been published The Daily Telegraph.

On the other hand, Shapps has been defined as “a great option” by the Secretary of State in his ministry, Robert Courts, who praised his “outstanding work” in an interview in the BBC.

Defense Minister Ben Wallace was the favorite in a recent opinion poll

Deputy Jeremy Hunt, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Health, is another of the candidates who could take the step forward in the coming daysas collected EFE. Other names that have grown in the corridors of Westminster are that of the recently resigned Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Liz Truss, the former head of Health Sajid Javid, the Minister of Defense – and favorite in a recent poll of opinion— Ben Wallace or the new Economy Minister, Nadhim Zahawi.

Also have made public their interest the state attorney general, Suella Braverman, and the pro-Brexit deputy and deputy president of the Covid-19 Recovery Group, Steve Baker. Secondly, there is some rumor about the options the head of the Interior, Priti Patel, the head of the Research Group of conservative deputies from the north, Jake Berry and Kemi Badenoch, a secretary of state considered an “emerging star” in the ranks of the party.

Labor leader calls for elections after getting rid of ‘beergate’

Opposition leader, Labor Keir Starmer, has demanded that general elections be called to return “honesty and integrity” to British politics. Starmer gave a press conference after being exonerated from the investigation of the beer gate.

The police investigated about an event held in the north of England in which anticovid regulations could be violated and had their participation. labor he had promised to resign if he received a fine for that reasonalthough he has finally been exculpated along with his number two, Angela Rayner.

“People told me that I was taking a risk (with that promise), but it should not be controversial to say that those who make the law must comply with it,” he replied in reference to the sanction that Boris Johnson received for the partygate.

“Politics can change lives, and that is what I will do as prime minister,” he declared before adding that After Johnson’s resignation, a general election and a change of government are necessary.

opposition leader He has been convinced that if elections are held, the Conservatives “will fall” and has stated that “Labour has a plan”. He has also threatened Johnson with a no-confidence motion to continue in the role as interim.

“It’s up to the party tory do the right thing; if they don’t, we will present a motion of censure. They know that he has been removed from the position because he is not fit to perform it, not because of a specific policy, “he warned.


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