Boris Johnson tops first round of voting for next UK PM

Bosris Johnson says he will pull the UK out of the European Union by Halloween

While parliament has indicated it will try to stop a no-deal Brexit, which investors warn would hurt financial markets and the world economy, some of those running say it may be the only way for Britain to leave the bloc without further delay.

Existing candidates will be desperately trying to win their endorsement - Mr Raab will particularly be hoping to get support from those who supported Ms McVey and Ms Leadsom although their supporters might have seen the way the wind is blowing and be keen to give their support to Mr Johnson in the hope of ending up on the winning side at the end of the contest.

"Thank you to my friends and colleagues in the Conservative and Unionist Party for your support", Johnson said in a Twitter post.

Writing in his blog, he said: "As Amber Rudd, from the Hunt campaign, said to me just now, Boris can not get to the finishing post purely as a political hologram: at some point the real Boris Johnson will - surely - face forensic questioning, in broadcast hustings and longer TV interviews".

Matt Hancock, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Rory Stweart will proceed to the next stages.

Lawmakers Esther McVey, Mark Harper and Andrea Leadsom all failed to reach the threshold of 17 votes needed to get to the next round.

Subsequent ballots are scheduled to take place on 18, 19 and 20 June to whittle down the contenders until only two are left.

At the same time, members of the Conservative Party will receive ballot papers allowing them to choose which of the two names they would prefer as leader.

May remains prime minister until a successor is chosen as head of the Conservatives.

The First Trailer to Stephen King's 'Doctor Strange' is here
If there's one film adaptation this year that's gonna be downright hard to pull off, it's Doctor Sleep . So this is a direct sequel to Kubrick's The Shining movie.

Huawei scraps MateBook launch due to United States blacklist
As a result of the USA ban , Huawei can not undertake business with American suppliers without special government approvals. Given the problems with the US ban as Huawei is on the US Entity List the company decided not even to announce the product.

Cuba Gooding Jr. hands himself in to NYPD following sexual misconduct allegation
The Manhattan District Attorney's office declined comment. 'There's a tape that shows what really happens and that's all. He told TMZ that he was at the bar partying with friends but didn't touch anyone.

Boris Johnson is under pressure to debate in Tory leadership hustings, as criticism of his near blackout on public speaking grows.

"The stakes have rarely been higher for our country. This serious moment calls for a serious leader".

She said: "Today, a tiny group of people - just 313 Conservative MPs - will start the process of deciding who gets to lead our country of 65 million people". It's increasingly clear it's me against Boris.

The battle will now be on between the remaining seven candidates to scoop up the trio's 20 votes.

May, who remains prime minister, stepped down as party leader on Friday, having failed to deliver her plan for taking Britain out of the European Union after almost three years in the post.

Johnson, as quoted by news agency AFP, ahead of his official campaign launch, said, "After three years and two missed deadlines, we must leave the European Union on October 31". "I am not aiming for a no-deal outcome".

Johnson, whose unconventional style has helped him shrug off a series of scandals in the past, has won over much of his party by arguing that only he can rescue the Conservatives by delivering Brexit.

He argues that if Britain is prepared for a no-deal Brexit, the European Union will bend to his argument to remove the so-called Northern Irish backstop to prevent a return to a hard border with Ireland if there is no agreed future trade deal.

Michael Gove is "stuffed" because he has failed to make ground in the wake of his admission to taking cocaine, one of his own supporters has said.

Related:

  • Cool Things You'll Be Able to Do With NFC in iOS 13

    Cool Things You'll Be Able to Do With NFC in iOS 13

    The iPhone XR offers several features running on the XS handset is Apple's budget iPhone at $749 (or $479 with trade-in). Interestingly, iMore had used the new recovery system in an iOS 13 downgrade guide without realizing the change.
    Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway should be fired over political comments

    Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway should be fired over political comments

    Conway's disregard for the restrictions the Hatch Act places on on (sic) executive branch employees is unacceptable". White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is, apparently, in no mood to discuss her alleged violations of the Hatch Act.
    Eden Hazard successfully passes checkup in Madrid

    Eden Hazard successfully passes checkup in Madrid

    He can play in many positions - attacking midfielder, winger, even a false nine - so it is a fantastic opportunity". He will be joined at the club be fellow new boys Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao and Rodrygo Goes.
  • ASUS ROG Phone 2 with 120 Hz Display to launch in July

    ASUS ROG Phone 2 with 120 Hz Display to launch in July

    Asus till now has refrained from providing an exact date for the launch and whether or not the device will come to India. In China, Asus has said that it will be collaborating with Under the One Man game for the device's launch in the country.
    US Production More than Offsetting OPEC-led Supply Cuts

    US Production More than Offsetting OPEC-led Supply Cuts

    Crude futures clawed back some gains on Tuesday as the stock market bounced on hopes the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates. West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 23 cents, to $53.48/Bbl, up from a session low of $52.43/Bbl.
    Shahid Kapoor: I regret not doing Rang De Basanti

    Shahid Kapoor: I regret not doing Rang De Basanti

    Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani, who are awaiting the release of " Kabir Singh ", have been extensively promoting their film. The makers of Kabir Singh released a new track 'Kaise Hua' on 13 June (Thursday).
  • US submits extradition request for Assange

    US submits extradition request for Assange

    Assange had been transferred to the prison hospital and it's unclear whether he will be able to attend Friday's hearing. The US has accused Mr Assange of violating the US Espionage Act by publishing military and diplomatic files in 2010.
    Justin Bieber backtracks over offer to fight Tom Cruise in the Octagon

    Justin Bieber backtracks over offer to fight Tom Cruise in the Octagon

    As reported by TMZ , he was asked about the freaky outburst when leaving wife Hailey Baldwin's fashion line office in LA. He wrote on Twitter that his company will host the match and urged Tom to accept the challenge.
    Erdoğan says Turkey already bought Russian S-400 systems

    Erdoğan says Turkey already bought Russian S-400 systems

    Earlier this month, Erdogan said Turkey had also been discussing a USA offer to sell Patriot missiles. Russian Federation said on Tuesday it planned to deliver its S-400s to Turkey in July.
  • 'Hazard Will Fill Real Madrid Fans' Eyes With Joy'

    'Hazard Will Fill Real Madrid Fans' Eyes With Joy'

    Courtois , who forced Chelsea's hand by refusing to sign a new contract last summer, had encouraged Hazard to follow his lead and join Madrid on multiple occasions during the season.

    Trump mocked for 'Prince of Whales' tweet

    Tweeting on Thursday, the president continued and denied any suggestion of wrongdoing. With that being said, my full answer is rarely played by the Fake News Media.
    Sleeping With The TV On Could Make You Gain Weight

    Sleeping With The TV On Could Make You Gain Weight

    Exposure to artificial light was positively associated with a weight gain or 5kg or more. Exposure to blue light at night messes with your Circadian Rhythm aka your body clock.

Comments

Latest news

Michael Holding responds to ICC ‘censorship’ after criticising umpires
The second week at the ICC World Cup 2019 failed to impress the fans, thanks to the relentless rain. The issue has since been sorted out and Holding will continue commentating, the source added.

TMZ: Barbara Corcoran's brother died in Dominican Republic
Naturally, people are puzzled by these suspicious deaths - and theories have started to roll out on what might be the cause of it. Johnathan "was retired but owned a successful roofing company in New Jersey", Corcoran told the outlet.

TurboGrafx-16 Mini retro console revealed by Konami
The PC Engine was originally released in Japan in 1989, while the TurboGrafx-16 was released in America in the same year. For those wondering where Konami's involvement comes in, the company merged with Hudson Soft back in 2012.

Spain in charge in Euro qualifying quest after beating Sweden 3-0
In the early stages of the second half, Isco met an outswinging corner with a stunning volley that whistled just over the bar. Oyarzabal closed the scoring with a shot from inside the area in the 87th for his first global goal.

Rafael Nadal Gets Emotional After His 12th French Open Title
Nadal held at love no fewer than four times and Thiem almost matched him. "And don't give me that the others are too good". Ash Barty has won the first set of the women's final at the French Open against Marketa Vondrousova by a score of 6-1.

Corn drops on USA planting progress; wheat, soybeans fall
IN farmers made a lot of progress this past week in crop planting even as constant spring rains leave them far behind normal. Commodity funds were net buyers of CBOT corn, soybean, soymeal, soyoil and wheat futures contracts on Monday, traders said.

Apple may end up buying Intel's modem business
Last July for example it was reported that Apple was considering moving away from using Intel's 5G modems in future iPhones. Apple has been negotiating with Intel since past year , but The Information warns that negotiations may still be fruitless.

Logano edges Kurt Busch, Truex at Michigan
Logano and Truex were up front on the restart, along with Kurt and Kyle Busch , and Logano pulled ahead in his No. 22 Ford. The previous mark of 162 was set in 1989 by Rusty Wallace - although Logano's race was extended by the overtime.

Botswana court decriminalises homosexuality in landmark judgment
Stating that the law was unconstitutional, the High Court said that human dignity is harmed when minority groups are marginalised. The wording resembles that of the laws of many other former British colonies where homosexuality is illegal .

Ariana Grande drags anti-LGBT protester who disrupted concert
Wish him peace and a healed heart 'cause girl yikes" Ariana has been a big supporter of lbtq+ rights even in the past. The fan that tweeted the video of the protester said it was all she could do not to kick him with her high heels on.

Playstation Network crashes as thousands of gamers can't get online
According to the outage tracking site Downdetector , the server issues are mostly happening in Europe. Many users who attempted to log onto PSN were met with an error code 'WS-37403-7'.

Paramount Developing Animated Spice Girls Movie
The Spice Girls (minus Victoria) are now nearing the end of their reunion tour which has seen them complete dates around the UK. The film will feature the voices of all five members of the original band and a plot in which the quintet become superheroes.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leaving White House Job
Sanders, for her part, has yet to issue a statement on the matter. " Thank you for your service to America and Donald Trump! ". She faced online harassment, was ridiculed by late night comedians and was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant.

Martinez: Hazard could be catalyst for new Real Madrid era
"And now we all look forward to see how the new chapter at Real Madrid will start". Real Madrid on Friday confirmed the signing of the Belgian National Team captain .

Ashleigh Barty congratulated by Evonne Goolagong Cawley after French Open win
Ash Barty's partner has posted a touching tribute on Instagram after the Queenslander lifted the French Open trophy last night. Barty served up 38 aces over the course of the tournament and showed just why her serve is the best part of her game.

Other news