UK: Lib Dems Urge Tories To Ban Boris Johnson From Leadership Contest
The Liberal Democrats, a UK opposition party, has urged the ruling Conservative party to ban former Prime Minister Boris Johnson from standing for leadership again.
This follows the resignation of Liz Truss on Thursday after only 44 days in office.
Truss was voted Prime Minister by members of the Conservative party Johnson following his after a string of scandals.
Johnson is among Tories who are thought to be interested in taking over from Truss, but the Lib Dems say that should not be allowed to happen.
In a statement the Lib Dem deputy leader Daisy Cooper said:
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The fact that Conservative MPs are even considering putting Boris Johnson back in Number 10 shows how out of touch they really are. They think there’s one rule for them and another for everyone else.
Boris Johnson was forced to resign in disgrace after countless lies, scandals and failures. He shattered public trust in the government and plunged the UK into a political crisis. He must never be allowed near Downing Street again.