The UK leadership has plunged into a bitter fight with top Conservative leaders who now accuse Prime Minister Borish Johnson of trying to derail former Foreign Minister Rishi Sunak’s bid for prime minister. In an exclusive report, The Guardian quoted a Conservative leader as saying that Johnson deliberately installed unsuitable MPs in junior posts after him “to cause maximum problems for his successor”. Another leader claimed that the outgoing prime minister was now seeking to avenge those who triggered his humiliating ouster.
“Those (minor ministerial) appointments were the most appalling thing I’ve ever seen in politics… It was obviously a move to sabotage his successor’s first weeks in office,” one leader told The Guardian on condition of anonymity.
“This is not an administration that is going to go quietly. It has a lot of anger about all this going on… It’s clear that a lot of it will now focus on Rishi,” the source added.
Johnson allies allege Sunak committed ‘treason’
On the other hand, Boris Johnson loyalists claimed that former chancellor Rishi Sunak committed “treason” to ensure that the UK prime minister resigned prematurely. A senior Number 10 official called Sunak “a treacherous p***”, the Financial Times quoted him as saying. Anger flared after Sunak and Johnson’s cabinet health secretary Sajid Javid resigned, prompting 59 other MPs to quit, ultimately leading to the UK prime minister’s resignation.
Sunak announces offer for PM after Johnson’s departure
The finance minister in Johnson’s cabinet, who sparked the mass resignation after his own, announced Friday that he will replace Johnson in the prime ministerial race and vowed to end “comfortable fairy tales.” of the current leadership. “I am running to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and its Prime Minister. Let’s restore confidence, rebuild the economy and reunify the country,” the former chancellor tweeted. He formally launched his campaign, asking Britons: “Do we face this moment with honesty, seriousness and determination, or do we tell ourselves comforting fairy tales that may make us feel better now, but will leave our children worse off tomorrow?”
On Saturday, a trio of cabinet ministers – Sajid Javid, Jeremy Hunt and UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss – announced their campaign to join the British prime ministerial bid.
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