Johnson flies back to UK to attempt political comeback
British media talk about Former UK PM Boris Johnson's attempts to win a second term as prime minister.
Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived in the United Kingdom amid speculation that he might try to vie for Conservative Party leadership and a second term at Downing Street after Liz Truss's resignation, British media reported on Saturday.
James Duddridge, a member of parliament and Johnson's ally, said on Friday that Johnson informed him he was "up for it" and that he would come back from his vacation in the Caribbean early, considering the political vacuum following the resignation of Truss.
Johnson's plane landed at London Gatwick airport on Saturday morning, Sky News reported.
Johnson served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2019 to 2022. He stepped down following several scandals over parties at his office during Covid-19 lockdowns. Liz Truss succeeded him but was able to survive for just 44 days before she resigned on Thursday after a series of controversial economic policy decisions.
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Truss has become the shortest-serving prime minister in the history of the country. She said she would stay in office until her replacement was picked, noting that a new party leader would be voted next week. The two top contenders of the Conservative Party leadership and subsequent prime minister's role are Boris Johnson and former UK finance minister Rishi Sunak. The vote is scheduled for October 28.