Boris Johnson rules himself out of UK Leadership race

Boris Johnson rules himself out of UK Leadership race

Boris Johnson

In a surprise move Boris Johnson has officially ruled himself of the race for the leadership of Britain’s conservative party.

It is after the fellow Brexit leave campaigner Michael Gove entered the race this morning and criticised Mr Johnson, saying he was not up to the job.

Earlier Theresa May launched her campaign saying she will work to retain the common travel area between Ireland and the UK.

Mr Johnson made the shock announcement at the end of a speech in which he was expected to confirm he was standing to be David Cameron’s successor as Tory leader.

“Having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in Parliament, I have concluded that person cannot be me.”

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Jun 30, 2016 3:52 pm

Sadly he has the popular vote, now, no one will vote Conservatives and Labour. I see a huge movement to UKIP in the next elections.

Jul 1, 2016 5:55 am

These politicians are slimy and a bunch of traitors. they better not be playing games with Brexiting us out of the EU. They stabbed Boris in the back and who knows what they plkanning next.

Jul 1, 2016 6:02 am

Boris was forced to do this. They are all bad guys and I see their members having a massive shift to UKIP. At least what you see is whay you get with Farage.