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Race for the newly vacated post of UK Prime Minister turns ugly

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London on July 7, 2022. Johnson quit as Conservative party leader, after three tumultuous years in charge marked by Brexit, Covid and mounting scandals. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)

As the race for the leadership of the UK ruling Conservative party heats up the fight for who will become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom turns ugly as contenders show their true colours..

With bitter exchanges, leaked dodgy dossiers, and attacks on rivals’ policies, the contest could quickly turn into a large scale brawl.

A flurry of week end announcements has put the total count of top job hopefuls at 11. A large list filled with big and small names.

Rishi Sunak tops the list of contenders with the most Tory MP supporters so far, with pro Brexit Trade Minister, Penny Mordaunt, coming in second.

However, critics say a long drawn out contest will deepen economic uncertainty amid a cost of living crisis.

We're going to be faced with more of the same. I mean, clearly, Boris Johnson brought the office of Prime Minister in to further disrepute. And I just think that what we have before us are a number of candidates who are all committed to imperialism, all committed to neoliberalism.

They are all warmongers at the end of the day. So we're just kind of rearranging the deck chairs rather than actually making any significant difference.

I think it's a case of a sort of parliamentary parlor games, really, rather than any meaningful change

Chris Wlliamson, Former Labour MP

Onlookers also fear that the race is full of candidates who have a track record of concerning policymaking.

Priti Patel, in particular, is very close to the Zionist entity, had unofficial visits when she was on a ministerial tour when Theresa May was the Prime Minister, she got sacked as a consequence of that, it was Boris Johnson that brought her back in.

But you know, I mean, he just got to go through all the runners and riders. I mean, they've all got a very, sort of checkered history, to say the least.

At the end of the day the Conservatives and you know, they support a system which is actually impoverished millions of people in this country.

Chris Wlliamson, Former Labour MP

It's not yet clear who's going to come out on top in this race, however, one thing we do know for sure is that the next prime minister of the entire country is going to be decided by a minority group, paying Conservative Party members, much to the frustration of the majority electorate, who won't have a chance to say who the next prime minister will be.


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