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Boris Johnson ‘is standing’ and among favourites to win after Truss resignation

20 Oct 2022 2 minute read
Boris Johnson. Picture by Pippa Fowles / No 10 Downing Street (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Boris Johnson will stand again and is among the favourites to win the leadership contest after Lizz Truss resigned as Prime Minister today.

The former is expected to stand in the contest to replace Liz Truss and believes it is a matter of “national interest”, The Times newspaper was told.

Boris Johnson only left office 44 days ago after Liz Truss took power.

Bookies are currently installing Boris Johnson as the 3rd favourite to replace Liz Truss, after Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt.

The leadership contest is set to be concluded by Friday next week, the 28th of October.

Boris Johnson’s allies told the Mirror that he “wants another go” at being Prime Minister after his premiership was unfairly “cut off before its time”.

The former Prime Minister is currently on holiday in the Caribbean after a stint on the US lecture circuit.

A poll of Tory Party members yesterday showed that 63% thought that former PM Boris Johnson would be a good replacement, with 32% putting him as their top candidate, followed by former Chancellor Rishi Sunak at 23%.

They also would support Mr Sunak as a replacement, with 60% thinking that would be a good idea, while 47% think new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt would be a good replacement.

54% thought former leadership candidate Penny Mordaunt would be a good replacement, while 62% think Defence Secretary Ben Wallace would be.

Jeremy Hunt has already ruled himself out of the running, while Ben Wallace has previously done so.


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Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
1 month ago

THey are dragging the bottom of the barrel – the party is finished.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Duggan

They’ve scraped THROUGH the bottom of the barrel. They are currently scraping through the cows**t that was underneath the barrel

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

I love the last line “More to follow….”

When will it end🤣

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

Boris is like herpes, you can’t get rid of him.

Marc
Marc
1 month ago

Just like Bobby Ewing, Boris will step out of the shower and the whole Truss Premiership was just a hideous dream. Pity the new reality will be even worse

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
1 month ago

REALLY? They are looking to reinstate the disgraced lawbreaking fraudster who “let the bodies pile high”?

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago

Yup, and the ordinary people out in the country (England) either love him or loath him which give him a 50/50 chance of swinging a GE. Which is more hope than any other potential Tory leader. Pass the sick bag someone please.

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago
Reply to  hdavies15

.. and, has he been to the Commons at all over the last 44 days? or did he skip off to further fill his boots paid to spout rubbish to idiots willing to pay for that dubious pleasure?

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
1 month ago
Reply to  hdavies15

That’s a very good point. He is still a serving MP but has fkd off on the yank lecture circuit and is now on his 5th holibobs of the year.
He should not be considered a contender. He should be sacked as an MP for not fulfilling his work requirements

Windy
Windy
1 month ago

Perhaps they should be paid like ordinary workers and their pay should be pro rata for every full day they attend the house of comedians

Gareth
Gareth
1 month ago

A serial liar, corrupt, immoral, and has either been sacked,or removed from every post/ position he has held. Had no plan the last time and this time does not have Dom Cummings to guide him. Remember it all fell apart for him when Cummings left. In the workplace, anybody with his track record would be unemployable, yet he is about to get a second shot at the top job, mindblowing, it’s like living in a cartoon.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
1 month ago
Reply to  Gareth

And has not been fulfilling the role of MP (which he still inexplicably holds) having been poncing around filling his pockets on the lecture circuit and going on holiday. The people of Uxbridge have been effectively without an MP since he was binned

Gareth
Gareth
1 month ago

Did he ever do anything for the people of Uxbridge? He has shafted everybody, everytime , in everything he has ever done, including close family.

Owain Morgan
Owain Morgan
1 month ago

This is like a horror soap opera now 🙄😒

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

This is like a concurring nightmare? What will it take for the Welsh people to wake up from their brain fog and realise independence is better than British rule. Can we stomach more of Boris Johnson? The thought makes me physically sick. 🙄

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

This was what I was worried about over the last few weeks. Even though the Tories would be hypocrites on biblical proportions if they bring Boris back in. He is a populist & can easily win over the masses. Look at Trump, despite everything he has done – the racism and narcissism, the events of January 6th, his admiration for Putin etc he is currently the favourite to return to power in 2024.
Its about time we stood up to far right populists.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
1 month ago

Oh no not again

Doctor Trousers
1 month ago

can’t we just have the lettuce?

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
1 month ago

Fat Shanks 2; the Return of the Jester…appearing in The Royal Court, Panto and the polls this week…

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
1 month ago

Come here Bozo. Resign as an MP before you are voted out, sit in in front of the standards committee and take your punishment then do three after dinner speeches per month netting £1m. In return, you let the public live in peace without the threat of you. Do we have a deal?

Paddy
Paddy
1 month ago

MPs have been off for summer recess, period of mourning and party conference season. Johnson tagged on another holiday in Caribbean.

Winning the vote will mean a few day’s hard work. I can’t see it happening.

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