After the resignation announcement by the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, already several Conservatives have thrown in their hat for the successor in the Ring.
At the weekend, stated the environment Minister, Michael Gove, the recently resigned Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Andrea Leadsom and Ex-Brexit-Minister Dominic Raab, officially announced their candidacy. It is expected that up to 20 Tories in the fight for the Job of party leader and thus the Prime Minister will compete.
As a favorite of the former foreign Minister, Boris Johnson. The 54-Year-old, had brought on the Friday, immediately after may’s resignation announcement in position. He threatened to leave the EU without agreement. A further extension of the Brexit-period he is from the castle.
according to Reports, he sparked fears that it could lead to a Brexit-the arms race, with the candidates trying to outbid each other to compromise, to pull the Brexit-hardliners in the conservative party’s base on your side.
to the foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, Ex-Secretary of state for employment, Esther McVey, development aid Minister Rory Stewart and health Minister Matt Hancock stated already, to compete. As an outsider force, Stewart distanced himself clearly from a No-Deal-Brexit.
The Brexit Officer of the EPP group in the European Parliament, Elmar Brok, warned of a Prime Minister Johnson. “Should Boris Johnson, the successor and future of the British government to be the chief, he will make the transition time to expire”, said the CDU politician of the “Passauer Neue Presse”. Then it’ll be on 31. October a Brexit without agreements.
Brok predicts for this case a disaster for the British economy. “The British will lose up to ten percent of their gross domestic product. In Germany, we will lose only one percent.”
May had announced on Friday in an emotional speech in London, that her position as conservative party leader on 7. June is to give. Until the end of July, a successor is to be determined, and then you want to make the business of government.
The multi-level selection process is likely to from in week 10. June to start. It is expected that up to 20 candidates will take part in it. First of all, the field of Applicants by the members of the Tory group, is reduced in several rounds of voting on two candidates. In each ballot, the last-leaves-placed. The two remaining candidates must then provide the party’s base in a primary.
great Britain to 31 December. October from the international community leaving. The of May with Brussels negotiated resignation agreement was rejected by Parliament three Times. A solution is not in sight. It remains the case, the danger of an abrupt end to the membership, with dramatic consequences.