Sunday, February 5, 2023

UK PM race

Boris Johnson battling to win support for UK PM comeback bid, Sunak enters race

Boris Johnson was fighting on Sunday to get enough support to make a shock return as Britain’s prime minister after prominent figures on the right wing of the Conservative Party coalesced around the man once accused of betraying him,...

Sunak qualifies for UK PM race

British Conservative politician Rishi Sunak late Friday reached the minimum threshold to run for party leader, as former prime minister Boris Johnson targeted an audacious comeback.Cabinet member Penny Mordaunt became the first to formally declare her candidacy, after the...

Boris Johnson bids farewell as UK PM

Outgoing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday bade farewell in an address outside 10, Downing Street, just before his successor Liz Truss takes office. He began his televised addressed to the nation by saying "this is it folks", reports...

UK PM race: Liz Truss holds lead but voters still prefer Boris Johnson

A new survey on Thursday confirmed a 32-point lead of Foreign Secretary Liz Truss over former Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership race, but also showed a strong preference among Tory members for outgoing Prime Minister Boris...

Second survey shows Liz Trussahead of Rishi Sunak in UK PM race

A new survey of members of the governing Conservative Party shows Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is firmly ahead of rival Rishi Sunak in the race to replace Boris Johnson as the British Prime Minister.The survey of Tory members who...

Hacking alert delays ballots for UK PM race

The voting process for the next British prime minister – to be elected by Conservative Party members between former Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss – has been delayed after an alert from the country’s spies that...

UK PM race: Rishi Sunak tables radical tax vision

As the voting process for the new Conservative Party leader formally opened with postal ballots being mailed out to Tory members from Monday, Rishi Sunak vowed to cut the basic rate of income tax by 20 per cent in...

UK PM race: Finalists Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss grilled at first hustings

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, the two finalists in the race to succeed Boris Johnson as the Conservative Party leader and British Prime Minister, were grilled on their policies in the first hustings directly addressing Tory party members who...

UK PM race: Rishi Sunak pledges major crackdown on sex offenders

Rishi Sunak has vowed to hunt down and stamp out grooming gangs who prey on children and young women, and make their ringleaders subject to maximum life sentences as part of his campaign pledge to be elected Conservative Party...

UK PM race: Rishi Sunak raced to aid of fainted TV host

Rishi Sunak rushed to the side of a television host after she fainted live on air during a UK prime ministerial election debate, which was cancelled mid-way through.Foreign Secretary Liz Truss was in the midst of making a point...