Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson Will Not Run For Prime Minister Of Britain

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.

More News On Boris Johnson Not Running For The Conservative Party Leadership

Ex-London mayor upends race for UK prime minister by quitting -- Reuters
Boris Johnson pulls out of battle to become Brexit PM -- AFP
Boris Johnson announces he will not run for Prime Minister as Michael Gove declares his bid -- The Telegraph
Boris QUITS Tory leadership battle after Brexit ally Michael Gove abandons him to launch his own bid for Downing Street with devastating parting shot -- Daily Mail
Boris Johnson rules himself out of Conservative leader race -- BBC
Leading Brexiter Boris Johnson says he won't run for prime minister -- CNN
Boris Johnson Pulls Out of Race to Be Next British Prime Minister -- Bloomberg
Michael Gove and Theresa May head five-way Conservative race -- BBC
Meet Michael Gove, the man who just turned British politics into an episode of ‘House of Cards’ -- Washington Post
Michael Gove delivered the biggest blow to Boris Johnson’s career yet -- Matthew d'Ancona, The Guardian
How will Boris Johnson’s departure change the Tory leadership contest? -- Jonathan Freedland, Zoe Williams, Mary Dejevsky and Mark Wallace, The Guardians
Brexit Leader Boris Johnson Decapitated in Brutal Fight to Be Britain’s Next Prime Minister -- Nico Hines, Daily Beast

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