Any candidate other than Sunak: The former prime minister made the news as the race to become Britain’s next prime minister intensified. Caretaker Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told his aides to back someone other than Rishi Sunak. This news was reported in the British press on Friday.
Any Candidate Other Than Sunak
Johnson resigned as leader of the Conservative Party on 7 July. He appealed to defeated Tory leadership candidates not to support former chancellor Sunock. Sunak’s resignation is believed to be responsible for Johnson’s loss of support.
Johnson has said he will not endorse any candidate or publicly interfere in the race. He is said to be talking to unsuccessful contenders for the successor and urged Sunak not to become prime minister.
According to sources, the current Prime Minister is happy with the candidacy of Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. Johnson was most interested in Truss’s candidacy, endorsed by Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nadine Dorries. Johnson also has no objection to junior trade minister Penny Mordant replacing Sunak as prime minister.
It is learned that Caretaker Prime Minister Johnson and his camp consider the former Chancellor’s resignation as a betrayal and that is why they are secretly campaigning against Rishi.
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