By Ben Kerrigan-
Jeremy Hunt is half as popular as Boris Johnson, after he returned half the votes of the ballot in the race to become the next British prime minister.
Hunt secured 77 votes compared to Johnson’s 160 votes , putting the former Foreign Minister miles ahead of his rival in the leadership contest for the Conservative party. He marginally edged past Environmental Secretary Michael Gove, who was eliminated in the contest.
Jeremy Hunt Received Less Than half the votes for Johnson
A pleased Mr Johnson said he was looking forward to “getting out across the UK” and to set out his Brexit plan. The pair will compete for the final place on July 22, with Johnson a clear favourite to win the race for the position in Number 10. The results confirm the greater faith in Boris Johnson by an overwhelming number of Mps who believe he is the best man to deliver Brexit. Ofcourse their faith in him also rest in a perceived shared understanding of how his fellow peers want to see the Brexit process implemented, but also includes other factors influencing their closer connection with him.
Johnson comes from a wealthy upper middle class English background, and has made the most of his privileges in his political life. He rose from MP to Mayor Of London, then Secretary Of State To Foreign And Common Wealth Affairs. His last accomplishment came after he lost his first opportunity to become prime minister , paving the way for Theresa May to become the second female prime minister in the Uk. Many experts question Theresa May’s judgement in giving Johnson this high position after many of his gaffs in the past, but insiders believe Ms May had sympathy for him after she took the position he had long been front runner for.
Johnson was in no man’s land before Theresa May offered him the life line in her government, enabling him to further his ambitions and maintaining his popular reputation among his Tory peers. His high intellect and financial resources has been a source of strong attraction to him by his peers. His rivals are all accomplished to different extents, but none quit with the mix of Johnson when everything is brought together. That may answer why his many shortfalls have been overlooked by those who matter most in Westminster.
May’s high appointment of Johnson in her cabinet did not prevent him from openly opposing her in a number of situations, with the prime minister herself ridiculing him openly over certain gaffes in the early days of her leadership job. Johnson’s intellectual capability is self evident, but so many ordinary British citizens question his suitability for the prime minister’s job. Some have described him as the British version of mr.Trump, and all the signs indicate they will get on very well and maintain the historically close relationship between the U.K and The U.S.
The most important question is whether he will be able to lead Britain like a capable professional prime minister, without being caught up in any embarrassing blunders along the way. His many supporters are very aware of his weaknesses, and the will face the shame together, though Johnson will get it most if he messes up as prime minister. We need to believe that his fellow Mps have considered all his weaknesses and plan to work closely to help him be as effective as possible. How he delivers Brexit is for the moment their most important consideration, but the country will expect them to consider his whole profile as a whole if and when he steps into office. Because right now he looks unstoppable.