Raw video: MP Boris Johnson officially launches his campaign to succeed Theresa May as party leader and prime minister while speaking to fellow Conservatives in London.
Britain's former foreign secretary Boris Johnson promised not to “kick the can” on Brexit as he formally launched his push to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May -- while showing no signs of pulling back from the colorful and controversial language that has helped win him the backing of President Trump.
Standing in front of an enormous blue “Back Boris” logo, Johnson, the former mayor of London, told his fellow members of the Conservative Party that he was the man to succeed May as Tory leader, deliver Britain’s departure from the E.U., and avoid losing in a general election to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party.
Johnson resigned as the country’s top diplomat last year over May’s handling of Brexit, and later sparked controversy by describing her strategy as wrapping a “suicide vest" around the constitution and handing the detonator to European officials.
AS THERESA MAY STEPS DOWN, PRO-TRUMP BREXITEER BORIS JOHNSON IS FAVORITE TO SUCCEED HER Johnson, a top pro-Brexit campaigner in 2016, has picked up the most support from his fellow Tory MPs and is currently comfortably the bookmakers' favorite to win the Conservative Party leadership.