Boris Johnson “booed” on the flight from the Caribbean holidays to London for the political return: report


Boris Johnson, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom, left his Caribbean vacation and returned to London to take a second stab at the top a few months after being ousted, it was reported Saturday.

Johnson was in the Caribbean when Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation Thursday and sent the Conservative Party into chaos as it sought to fill the top post once again just six weeks after Truss took office.

The former prime minister has not publicly commented on whether he is looking for an offer for re-election, but according to a Reuters report he told Commerce Minister James Duddridge that he was “ready”.

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at Gatwick Airport in London, having traveled on a flight from the Caribbean, following the resignation of Liz Truss as prime minister on Saturday 22 October 2022.

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at Gatwick Airport in London, having traveled on a flight from the Caribbean, following the resignation of Liz Truss as prime minister on Saturday 22 October 2022.
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It is also unclear whether he stopped his vacation in light of Truss’s resignation, but Tory officials vying for the top spot will have to garner the support of 100 lawmakers by Monday, which could mean a long weekend of lobbying for the top spot. former prime minister.

Johnson was ousted from office in July after losing the support of his own party following a series of scandals that ultimately led to the mass resignations of dozens of government officials, even within his own cabinet.

It remains unknown whether Johnson will be able to get the support he needs from the Conservative Party, along with what the repercussions would be for the Party at the next general election if he secured a second term.

A selection of the front pages of British national newspapers showing the reaction to the resignation of Prime Minister Liz Truss, in London on Friday 21 October 2022.

A selection of the front pages of British national newspapers showing the reaction to the resignation of Prime Minister Liz Truss, in London on Friday 21 October 2022.
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Johnson became a controversial figure in the UK and, according to a Sky News reporter, was booed by other passengers as he sat with his family on the return flight to London.

Johnson is expected to face his former finance minister, Rishi Sunak, who is also a major contender in the latest race to become prime minister.

A vote within the 170,000-member Conservative Party could be held as early as Monday, provided only two candidates are able to reach the 100-vote mark.

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak listens (C) as Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the weekly cabinet meeting in Downing Street on May 17, 2022 in London.

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak listens (C) as Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the weekly cabinet meeting in Downing Street on May 17, 2022 in London.
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If only one candidate gets the minimum necessary grades, that contestant will automatically get the job.

Voting is expected to close on Friday 28 October and the results will be announced on the same day.

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