Boris Johnson will be the UK's new Prime Minister following a landslide victory in the Tory leadership race. The former London Mayor beat rival Jeremy Hunt by a clearer margin of 92,153 votes to 46,656.in the battle to succeed Theresa May. The identity of the new prime minister was revealed around midday on Tuesday after a ballot of the Tory party's 160,000 members closed yesterday evening. The outgoing Mrs May will take part in her final Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday before she hands in her resignation to the Queen and recommends Mr Johnson as her successor. Mr Johnson will now start drawing up his first Cabinet reshuffle after getting the traditional desk-thumping welcome from Conservative MPs. Here’s the full timetable of when Boris Johnson will start as the new Prime Minister. Tuesday The result of the Conservative leadership contest was announced around lunchtime on Tuesday. Party chairman Brandon Lewis made a short speech before Dame Cheryl … [Read more...] about When will Boris Johnson start as new UK Prime Minister?
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Exclusive PUBLISHED: 13:27 15 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:27 15 June 2019 Jessica Frank-Keyes Sir Norman Lamb, North Norfolk MP, was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Photo: Antony Kelly © ARCHANT NORFOLK 2012 Norfolk MP, Sir Norman Lamb, who has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours, spoke to Jessica Frank-Keyes about the Tory leadership hopefuls and why Chuka Umunna is welcome in the Lib Dems... Sir Norman Lamb, North Norfolk MP, was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Photo: Antony KellySir Norman Lamb has slammed Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson for his lack of 'respect and integrity' as he backed foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt for the top job.Sir Norman, 61, who has served as an MP in his North Norfolk constituency for 18 years, criticised the former Mayor of London and said his victory in the race to replace Theresa May would "demean our country".He said his party had "benefited considerably [in the … [Read more...] about ‘Boris Johnson would demean our country’
0 Have your say Chancellor Philip Hammond accused Boris Johnson of trying to drive Britain towards a no-deal Brexit “cliff-edge at speed” last night after the former Foreign Secretary delivered his pitch to become Tory leader and Prime Minister. Mr Johnson insisted he was not seeking a no-deal Brexit but warned his party that it would face “mortal retribution” if the UK does not leave the EU by 31 October. And he claimed he could unite a divided country but made no specific mention of Scotland or plans to strengthen the Union.He said: “I think it will be very difficult for friends in Parliament to obstruct the will of the people and simply to block Brexit.“I think if we now block it, collectively as parliamentarians we will reap the whirlwind and we will face mortal retribution from the electorate.” He insisted he wanted a “sensible, orderly” departure from the EU but said the country had to prepare … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson accused of driving UK to no-deal Brexit cliff edge
BORIS JOHNSON’S leadership campaign will move up a gear next week. Having kept a low profile for the past few days, he will unveil his most senior supporter yet, with Liz Truss, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, set to endorse him. The Boris campaign will also unveil a slew of MPs backing him, which will put him ahead in the endorsement stakes. But just as significant as the number supporting him is the fact that Boris’s old enemies are beginning to make peace with him. I understand that various MPs have been to see him to say that while they won’t vote for him, they would accept his leadership. One MP who won’t be endorsing him, though, is Amber Rudd. She and Boris sat down on Thursday. But ultimately the differences between them over Brexit policy are too great to make any kind of dream ticket work. I understand that Rudd pushed the former Foreign Secretary to budge on his commitment that the UK would leave the EU on October 31 with or without a deal. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson is ready to rev up his Tory leadership campaign
FURIOUS Tory MPs turned on party bosses last night after Boris Johnson was finally cleared of wrongdoing over his controversial burka comments - five months after the row erupted. An internal investigation ruled that the former Foreign Secretary was “respectful and tolerant” of Muslims in the article, which compared women wearing burkas to “bank robbers” and “letter boxes”. A five-strong panel said he had been exercising his right to free speech and was fully entitled to use "satire" to make his point in his Daily Telegraph column in August, which triggered an outcry over the summer. The verdict of the lengthy probe is humiliating for Tory chairman Brandon Lewis and Theresa May, who had both demanded Mr Johnson apologise when he wrote the article in August. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen blasted: “I think the party owes Boris an apology for hanging the sword of Damocles over him for many months when it should have been resolved as quickly as it took … [Read more...] about Furious Tory MPs round on party bosses after Boris Johnson finally cleared of wrongdoing over burka comments