Could Boris Johnson make an extraordinary political comeback? There is already the hashtag #BORISorBUST and Johnson’s father, Stanley, said on Friday that his son was “on a plane” and came home from his vacation in the Caribbean.
What about Rishi Sunak, the former finance minister and bookmaker’s favorite who fell to Liz Truss in the last contest? Sunak was the visionary in advocating Truss’ plan to cut taxes and increase debt economics on “Fantasy Island”.
Or Penny Mordaunt, the Tory leader in the House of Commons about whom little is known, but who is well polled with older, wealthier Tory members? Or might someone else emerge as a pioneer hoping to become the next Tory leader?
Friday first pages A famously vociferous British right-wing newspaper, which once praised “In Liz We Truss,” already had the prime minister for six weeks in the rearview mirrors as they focused on “Boris vs. Rishi: The Fight for the Conservative Soul,” in the words of Daily Mile.
The Telegraph, The Sun and The Daily Express all put Johnson on their front pages, while the left-leaning mirror just called a general election “now” in a massive edition.
It’s been less than 24 hours since Truss said she was stepping down as leader, giving her the title of shortest-serving prime minister ever. The party is working on an astonishingly short time frame and plans to finish the competition within a week.
Mordaunt was the first to officially announce her candidacy. But the supporters of all the top three – and The new rules ensure that there can be no more than three – she began declaring her support.
Rishi Sunak is a favorite among bookmakers. The runner-up in the last driving competition was remarkably calm, but he was calm The “Ready for Rishi” team is getting up to speed. They noted that during the last competition his candidacy garnered the most support from his colleagues and they say that many of his economic ideas turned out to be spot on.
His critics assert that he betrayed Johnson and blame him for helping to end that era. But according to a BBC count, he has more ads of support than any other candidate.
Dominic Raab, former deputy prime minister under Johnson, who also He stood as his former boss When he was a patient in hospital with Covid, he was among those who support Sunak.
“He has the plan and the credibility to: restore financial stability, help bring down inflation and deliver tax cuts that are sustainable over time; and unite the Conservatives by bringing the best talent into government for the British people” chirp.
Johnson’s supporters want him back from his plow — like the classic-era hero Cincinnatus brought him back to deal with a crisis, which Johnson referred to in his resignation letter.
Rumors circulate that Johnson, who was the 55th British Prime Minister, may also wish to be the 57th British Prime Minister. Participants in the “Boris return” camp argue that Johnson is the only candidate with a national “mandate” to lead him. In 2019, Johnson helped his party win a major general election.
“The British people elected one person with a manifesto and mandate until January 25. If Liz Truss is no longer Prime Minister, there will be no coronation for the candidates who have previously failed,” chirp Nadine Doris, loyal to Johnson.
But it’s not certain whether a restarted Johnson could spur the population as much. After all, Johnson was forced to resign after his Conservative Party MPs concluded he was unfit to lead after a series of scandals that raised questions about his honesty.
Ben Wallace, the popular defense secretary seen by some as a contender, ruled himself out of the race on Friday, saying he was “leaning” towards Johnson.
For its part, the Ukrainian government also appears to support Johnson’s return, tweeting – before quickly deleting – a note with the caption “Better Call Boris” next to Johnson’s face on a poster from the Netflix series “Better Call Saul”.
Johnson is The best choice for Among the 170,000 Conservative Party members, according to opinion polls. But there is also widespread hatred among the general public. His time in office was marked by scandal after scandal, and voters and his colleagues were upset at his refusal to accept impeachment. He was the first serving prime minister to be fined by police for attending a Downing Street party during the Covid lockdown.
Johnson is also still under investigation by the House of Commons for misleading lawmakers about the “Party Gateway”, and his membership in Parliament may still be suspended. It wasn’t long before 41 per cent of his colleagues said they did not trust Johnson’s leadership.
Under Johnson’s leadership, the Conservatives, at the start of the year, began slipping behind the opposition Labor Party at the polls for the first time in years.
Few would be surprised if he officially announced that he was running. After all, there was a reference to Cincinnatus in his last speech, and Johnson seemed ready to leave the farm again for his country.
A potential third successor many see is Benny Mordaunt, who is striving to become a household name but may have ways to go – in one survey, most respondents can not be named When she showed her picture. But her PM4PM supporters are seeking to change that, noting that she gets a better vote with important Conservative Party members than with Sunak.
“I am encouraged by the support of colleagues who want a fresh start, a united party and leadership in the national interest,” she wrote on Twitter.
Mordaunt’s vision received a major boost in the final days of Truss’s tenure when she chaired the post of Prime Minister in Parliament after dismantling the economic program and dealt brilliantly with hostile questions. Many speculated at the time that it could be a file Dry run for its own attempt For the best position where he demonstrated her skills in parliamentary debate.
Candidates do not have much time to garner support. The race is truncated so it will happen quickly. Britain could have a new prime minister as early as Monday.
The rules were changed Thursday so the country can replace Truss quickly. Candidates must have the support of at least 100 fellow conservatives to advance in the race. It is possible, given the high level, that only one candidate will be submitted by Monday 2pm, which is the closing date for nominations.
If there is more than one, the number of candidates will be reduced before the last two are submitted to 170,000 members of the Conservative Party. Officials said the competition will conclude by October 28 at the latest.
Some have argued that this method is undemocratic. The new leader will either be chosen by a group of about 350 Conservative lawmakers, or, if you go into membership, 170,000 people will be chosen – hardly the same for an entire state election.
“By the end of October, the UK will have three prime ministers in eight weeks, two of whom have come to power without a general election…” Financial Times Wrote In an editorial. “The prospect of picking another Conservative Prime Minister without a general election ignores not only the UK’s growing democratic deficit but also the incompetence shown by its miserable government.”
But despite the growing calls for a general election, that seems highly unlikely. The Conservative Party is not expected to push for something that, given the current ballot, could lead to its elimination.
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