1. Ex-London mayor Boris Johnson rules out bid to be next British prime minister

Ex-London mayor Boris Johnson rules out bid to be next British prime minister

Former London Mayor Boris Johnson, who had been considered one of the favorites to replace David Cameron as Prime Minister, said on Thursday he would not be standing.

By: | London | Published: June 30, 2016 4:57 PM
He said having consulted colleagues and "in view of the circumstances in parliament," he had concluded he could not be the next Conservative leader after Cameron announced he would resign last week after Britons voted to leave the European Union. (Reuters) He said having consulted colleagues and “in view of the circumstances in parliament,” he had concluded he could not be the next Conservative leader after Cameron announced he would resign last week after Britons voted to leave the European Union. (Reuters)

Former London Mayor Boris Johnson, who had been considered one of the favorites to replace David Cameron as Prime Minister, said on Thursday he would not be standing.

He said having consulted colleagues and “in view of the circumstances in parliament,” he had concluded he could not be the next Conservative leader after Cameron announced he would resign last week after Britons voted to leave the European Union.

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