The Guardian: Boris Johnson rules himself out of Tory leadership race
Main public face of Brexit makes shock announcement hours after his key ally Michael Gove launched his own campaign
Boris Johnson has unexpectedly ruled himself out of the Conservative leadership race, hours after his key ally Michael Gove announced a challenge for the top job on a turbulent morning.
Speaking at a hotel in central London, where he had been expected to launch his candidacy, Johnson gave an upbeat speech, saying the agenda for the next prime minister was for the UK to become a more outward-looking nation that resets its relationship with Europe.
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WNU Editor: I am surprised by this decision. This now completely changes the Conservative leadership race.
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