AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali Only three and a half months ago, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned , but for a minute this weekend it looked like he might make a comeback for the ages and return to the post after the abrupt resignation of Liz Truss. That is now officially off the table, as he took himself out of the running Sunday despite claiming to have enough support. Sky News reports on what Johnson had to say about his decision: In the last few days, I have been overwhelmed by the number of people who suggested that I should once again contest the Conservative Party leadership, both among the public and among friends and colleagues in Parliament… I believe I am well-placed to deliver a Conservative victory in 2024 – and tonight I can confirm that I have cleared the very high hurdle of 102 nominations, including a proposer and a seconder, and I could put my nomination in tomorrow. There is a very good chance that I would be successful in the election with Conservative Party members – and that I could indeed be back in Downing Street on Friday. Well that doesn’t sound like someone about to walk away from a competition. But then he goes on to explain how his remaining in contention would further disrupt the Conservative Party: But in the course of the last days, I have sadly come to the conclusion that this would simply not be the right thing to do. You can’t govern effectively unless you have a united party in parliament… I believe I have much to offer, but I am afraid that this is simply not the right time. BREAKING: Boris Johnson pulls out of Conservative Party leadership race.. paving the way for @RishiSunak to become Britain’s next Prime […]
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