“Sad to be giving up the best job in the world” was one of the few words Boris Johnson said while announcing his resignation. The resignation of Boris Johnson has paved a way for the Conservative Party to select a new vibrant successor to be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Boris Johnson will continue to serve as the Prime Minister until the next leader is chosen.
When Boris Johnson Resigned
Boris Johnson is a British politician who served as the Prime Minister from the year 2019. He served as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2016 to 2018 and as Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015, having previously been MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008.
On 7 July 2022, Boris Johnson announced his resignation as Prime Minister. Johnson is said to be humorous and entertaining. Johnson was criticized for lying, cronyism, and bigotry. Boris Johnson is a controversial figure in British politics. Though the talk of Boris Johnson resigning has been around for a while, the news of his resignation shocked quite a few people. During his speech regarding his resignation, Boris Johnson neither expressed any regret for his conduct nor blamed his colleagues.
UK Prime Minister Candidates – Liz Truss And Rishi Sunak
The race, which is set in motion for the next Prime Minister, has two contestants left. Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are the final two candidates, who should persuade 200,000 members of the party to be the next new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- Rishi Sunak
Rishi Sunak, a former chancellor of the exchequer promised to run the economy of Britain like the iron lady, Margaret Thatcher – the first female to hold the office as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She is the longest-serving British Prime Minister in the twentieth century. She implemented policies that are widely known as Thatcherism.
The title “Iron Lady” is a nickname given to her after her uncompromising politics and leadership style. Rishi Sunak in one of his press conferences spoke about restoring the broken trust that people had in the government. He also stated that he would be honest to the people of Britain by not “promising things that can’t be delivered”. He further said that he has what it takes to beat Kirstens’ labor party in the election that will happen in the year 2024. Rishi Sunak continues to launch his leadership by pledging to avoid “comforting fairy tales”. He firmly focuses on being honest to the citizens regarding all the challenges the country might face and making sure he does not give any false hope.
- Liz Truss
Elizabeth Truss, currently serving as Britain’s Foreign Secretary, might be the third woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom if she wins the heart of the Conservative Party. Elizabeth Truss’s journey in politics began in the year 2010 when she became the MP after four failed attempts. Now, Elizabeth Truss promises to bring down the energy bills, cut down the tax rates, and pledge to raise 3% in defense spending. Liz Truss has promised to “hit the ground running from day one” if she becomes the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Liz Truss won admirers among ardent Brexiteers by challenging the EU over the Brexit deal struck by Johnson’s government, introducing a bill overriding the bulk of its provisions on Northern Ireland. Though there were several hurdles in her journey in politics, like involving an irrelevant statement about “cheese” in her broadcast and many discouraging situations, she still manages to overcome all of them and run for the post of Prime Minister.
Liz Truss wrote, “Under my leadership, I would start cutting taxes from day one to take immediate action to help people deal with the cost of living”. Clearly, Liz Truss focuses on reducing the tax whereas, Rishi Sunak says that taxes can not be cut down until the fall of 2023.
Who Will It Come Down To? Rishi Sunak Or Liz Truss
Sunak has the parliamentary winning vote of 137 whereas Liz Truss has only 113 votes. However, according to the survey that was conducted for 730 Conservative Party members, 62% of the votes are in favor of Liz Truss, and 38% might vote for Rishi Sunak. Several members of the Conservative Party have called Rishi Sunak a traitor, as they believed it was Rishi Sunak who made Boris Johnson resign the post of Prime Minister. So, for now, the odds of winning favors Liz Truss.
There might be a change in the future. Hopefully, the most suitable person will win the post of Prime Minister. In the run for the finish line, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are on their final lap. The 200,000 Conservative Party members will vote to choose the winner, who will go on to be the next successor of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister.
To sum it up, the most awaited news by all the people around the world is to find out who the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is. Will it be either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss? Will Liz Truss maintain her lead through it all? Will Rishi Sunak win back his votes from the Conservative Party members? Who’s it going to be? Is it going to be Rishi Sunak the first ever Indian Origin man to become a Prime Minister of Britain or is it going to be Liz Truss, the third woman to take over the Britain office? The answers to all of this will be known on the 5th of September.