Theresa May has agreed to set a timetable for her departure as prime minister in the first week of June, which MPs believe means she will trigger a leadership contest before the summer, reports the Guardian.
Announcing his bid yesterday while addressing insurance brokers at a conference in Manchester, he said:
I’m going to go for it. Of course I’m going to go for it.
I don’t think that is any particular secret to anybody. But you know, there is no vacancy at present.
He also expressed his wish to 'get Brexit done', adding:
We’ve failed over the past three years to put forward a convincing narrative about how we exploit the opportunities of Brexit.
All I can say, as tactfully and usefully as I can, is that I have a boundless appetite to try to get it right, and to help the country to get on the right path.