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UK's Boris Johnson says PM May is best person to deliver Brexit

Prime Minister Betting How the odds changed during the night UK's Boris Johnson says PM May is best person to deliver Brexit
Mike Hodges | 12 June, 2017, 00:24

Mr Johnson has the backing of several Cabinet colleagues to make a move against Mrs May, but The Daily Telegraph understands he has "no intention" of mounting a leadership challenge against a sitting Prime Minister.

Johnson added the Conservatives needed to think about lessons from the election, but not via newspapers.

Delighted to be reappointed Foreign Secretary.

Mr Johnson continued: We must get on and deliver for the people of this country - including a great Brexit deal.

He told the BBC programme: "I've been reading stories about Boris Johnson running a leadership campaign for years".

Tim Stanley, leader writer for The Telegraph claimed Tory frontbenchers had revealed they viewed Mrs May as "wooden" and that she had "no vision", that "her staff must go", a "new leader [is] possible" and "Boris [is] being talked up".

But a spokesman for Mr Johnson dismissed the report as "simply wrong" and the Foreign Secretary tweeted to say he was backing Ms May.

"She won more votes than anyone since Margaret Thatcher".

In the messages obtained by ITV, Mr Johnson is said to have written: "Folks we need to calm down and get behind the Prime Minister".

Patrick Kidd, political sketch writer for The Times, said: "Prediction: Boris becomes PM, re-rats and takes Britain back into the European Union".

The Opposition labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has also said that his party is waiting in the wings to take charge after he defied pollsters' predictions by gaining 30 seats in Thursday's election, leaving a hung Parliament. "I can't remember us having anything like 43% of the vote".

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