Who Will Replace Theresa May? Eight Candidates In Crowded Race

8 candidates tossed their hats into the ring to replace Theresa May as UK prime minister. Boris Johnson is the favorite.

The Tory Leadership Contest is underway. Who will replace Theresa May?

Raab Backs "WTO Brexit"

Former Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, has confirmed he is running and he is prepared to leave the EU on WTO rules.

Appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, he said he wanted to renegotiate the backstop or leave without a deal in October. Marr pointed out that he was not liked in Brussels. Raab said that showed he was doing a good job.

He also said he would not ask for an extension beyond 31 October. He said: “There’s no case for a further extension in October. I will not ask for one”.

Labour Divisions

Labour is braced for a “good kicking” in the European Parliament elections, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said, PA reports.

His comments come after deputy Labour leader Tom Watson said the party must “find some backbone” and fully commit to a second referendum on Brexit to have any chance of winning the next general election.

Backing a second referendum would be a kiss of death for Labour. The idea is pure silliness.

Hunt Wants a Deal

The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has refused to say whether he would be prepared to serve in a Boris Johnson government.

Hunt wants a deal and cannot be trusted.

Against Brexit

Former education secretary, Justine Greening, has suggested she would be prepared to back a vote of no confidence in the government if the new leader goes for a no-deal Brexit.

Greening, confirmed that she will not be standing the contest and refused to say who she will back.

Greening proposes to bring down the government to avoid no deal. This is a total disgrace to all those voted to leave.

This is a the main risk to a hard Brexiteer. But for every vote lost in this manner, I expect a gain from someone in the Labour party who wants to leave.

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Moon Kil Woong 8 months ago Contributor's comment

Trump going there to stir the pot makes it even harder to do a deal. Anyone who meets with him will be a loser, ergo everyone will flee the opportunity. Being he is for the UK to do Brexit to screw the EU and is very unpopular there, it will make it even harder for those pushing for Brexit.