As you know, on July 7, Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party of Great Britain Boris Johnson announced his resignation from these posts. He was forced to this decision by numerous scandals around members of his government and his inner circle, the resignations of ministers and the calls of his associates. He managed to spoil his political reputation so much that now his future is in question: none of the candidates for his posts would like to see him in their team.
This became clear during a partisan debate on the British television channel ITV, during which the presenter asked those who would be happy to take Johnson to their cabinet if he wanted to remain in the service - no one raised their hand. The live broadcast discussed measures to overcome the sharp rise in the cost of living, taxation, international issues (including Brexit) and the problem of the environment.
Recall that the name of the new Prime Minister of Great Britain will be known on 5 September. The fight for the positions of leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of Great Britain is now in full swing. For now, former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak is leading the way. He also made the best impression on the audience at these televised debates. According to their results, out of 1,000 respondents, 24% named him the winner. Second place (19%) went to Tom Tugendhat, head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons of Parliament, and third to Deputy Minister of Commerce Penny Mordont (17%).
In the middle of this week, the number of applicants for the main posts will be reduced from five to two, and all 160,000 members of the British Conservative Party will vote for them in early September.