Senior Conservative MPs have launched a ‘Stop Boris’ plan to try and prevent Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister when Theresa May leaves office.
Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is currently the bookies favourite to take over from Mrs May in the event of a leadership election but several party elites have publicly spoken out against Boris, primarily for his views on Brexit.
One senior Conservative MP, Sir Patrick Mcloughlin, said today, “Defining ourselves as the Brexit party, pursuing the hardest form of Brexit with a Parliament that will not deliver it, is a recipe for paralysis in government and suicide with the electorate.”
Among other candidates for the leadership are former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Environment Secretary Michael Gove, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, and Home Secretary Sajid Javid.
Many in the Conservative Party view this as a huge error of judgement with Boris Johnson calling Corbyn a “Marxist” and saying he was “unfit to govern”.
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