The Times says favourite to be next Prime Minister wants poll “while Jeremy Corbyn is still around”
The Times has quoted allies of the favourite to take over from Theresa May as Prime Minister as saying he wants to hold a poll “while Jeremy Corbyn is still around” and that the Opposition party is in “no fit state to fight a general election”.
The new Conservative Party leader will be confirmed next week, with Johnson expected to beat Jeremy Hunt.
At a debate between the pair earlier this week, Johnson has made clear that he would not call an election before Brexit, which is scheduled for October 31
“I think it would be the height of folly,” he said.
But a source close to Johnson, called a senior member of his by The Times, said: “There’s a desire to get this done while Corbyn is still around. Labour is utterly divided – Brexit is killing them. Labour is in no fit state to fight a general election.”
Britain’s next Prime Minister out of Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to replace Theresa May will be announced next Tuesday.
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