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(Remain) Theresa May and (Leave) Boris Johnson will bid for Cameron's job

Thursday, June 30th 2016 - 07:06 UTC
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The ruling Conservatives started on Wednesday the race to pick Britain's next prime minister after the shock Brexit vote and a departing David Cameron. Ex-London mayor and anti-EU campaigner Boris Johnson is tipped as a favorite to take over from Cameron on September 9 while interior minister Theresa May, who wanted to stay in the block, is another frontrunner, which could give a surprise. Read full article


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  • Think

    Ain't MercoPress supposed to be an... “Independent news agency started in 1993 in Montevideo which focuses on delivering news related to the Mercosur trade and political bloc, and member countries, covering an area of influence which includes South America, the South Atlantic and insular territories”??

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 07:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    No - it's an MI6 plot to further British imperial interests in South America

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 08:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Crikey, I agree with Think!!!

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 08:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Lucan

    Ah, but isnt Great Britain the most influential nation in the South Atlantic and Antarctica? Apart from Chile what other country has a legal prrsence tbere?

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 09:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nowhere-man

    Interesting, but at least they are influential somewhere.

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    BoJo has dropped out already. It seems to be May vs Gove now.

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker


    Which means the new Prime Minister is Teresa May, as I expected she would be

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Teresa swings a mean handbag, she will neutralise Wonder Woman too.

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Yeah, I would prefer Teresa May over Gove. She has always been the front runner.

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McGregor

    She wasn't at the “front” for Leave and she wasn't at the “front” for Remain either - a kind of I'll hold the coats candidate - prefer Gove as I like a leader to lead.

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 01:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejo

    BORIS IS OUT! GREAT...............FOR NOW!

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I wasn't talking abut the Brexit campaign but who was the front runner for PM when Cameron resigned. Different issues entirely. The Brexit campaign was divisive whereas a Party Leader has to be able to unite. It is why Corbyn has to go.

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Socialists/Conservatives have rendered themselves selves irrelevant in the context of national sovereignty.

    Anti internationalism spans the left right chasm.

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Thatcher MK.2

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 04:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McGregor

    @ 12 My very point was about May not leading anything, Brexit or otherwise , hence my “I'll hold the coats” comment. She has also been in post as Home Secretary since 2010 - the very department responsible for imigration into UK. Now I will let her off the EU half as there was genuinely nothing she could do but what about the non EU half ? What has she been doing for last six years ?

    I am genuinely not convinced she is right person to lead the most important leave negotiations for UK.

    Far more impressed with Gisela Stuart (yes I do realise she's Labour but that is a bloody pity in my view)

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 05:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    She decimated the Police force in the UK.

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Needed decimating. Pampered and in places corrupt. Rotheram, Oxford, Hillsborough? Needed a good slapping ( with apologies to all the decent hardworking coppers). Teresa will sort it.

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 06:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @15 O.K. So you don't think she will a good leader. I disagree. Let's disagree agreeably.

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EscoSes Doido

    At 10
    Can't see them making a Scotsman PM ever again can you?
    Born in Edinburgh, brought up in Aberdeen apparently.

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McGregor

    @ 18 Elaine - for what it is worth, I hope that you are right and that I am wrong about Mrs May ! Hows that for agreeable

    @ 19 - bit fatigued with Gordon, Alec & Nicola - Liam Fox blotted his copy book a while back but acknowledged it & apologised - fair play. Mr Gove has my utmost respect true to his values, true to his country and true to his word. I would vote for him in a heartbeat.

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @20 It is not about right or wrong. I prefer her as a Leader to unite the Party. I think for the same reasons that BoJo threw in the towel, Gove is tainted. The Tories were split over Brexit and some will not put that aside for a while - though they should. The country is still split as it was such a close vote. It would be beneficial to have someone not high profile in the campaigning to unite people.

    I have no personal interest in May being elected, just a desire to see the end of the bitter fighting.

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McGregor

    Amen to that

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    And now for a bit of light relief.. re Nogo Bojo

    Jun 30th, 2016 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Theresa May has changed her mind and opinion more times than I can remember,
    I believe she cannot be trusted full stop.

    Jul 01st, 2016 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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