what the papers say as Johnson retires and Sunak advances

Boris Johnson’s sudden exit from the Tory leadership race makes headlines in the UK on Monday.

The Guardian says: “‘This is not the right time’: Johnson out of the race to lead the Tories”. The newspaper writes that “the former prime minister fought for support” and that his “withdrawal leaves Sunak as the leader in the battle for number 10”.

Whitehall editor Rowena Mason writes that “Johnson claimed to have gained the support of 102 colleagues – two beyond the necessary threshold – but only 60 have publicly declared their support for him.”

The sun goes with “Bojo: it’s a no”. The newspaper reports that Johnson “threw in the towel for fear of winning the Tory crown with party membership, but he was unable to form a government with angry MPs.”

An editorial in the newspaper warns the former prime minister that “This is not the time, Boris”.

Under the title “Rishi prepares for number 10 while Boris retires” the Daily Mail writes that “The former prime minister insisted that he had the supporters to ballot and that he could win a vote among party members. But he said it just wouldn’t be the right thing to do ”.

The newspaper also contains a comment that reads: “For the good of the party and the country, Mr. Johnson has set aside his dream. This is a gesture of wisdom, honor and leadership. His time will come again.” .

of Scotland Daily log says “The Tories make a farce of it.”

Under the banner, “The leadership race descends into chaos”, the newspaper reports that “Boris Johnson was forced to turn down his Tory leadership offer … just hours after he bragged that he had enough support to race.” The paper labels this as a “humiliating U-turn”.

Rishi Sunak’s leadership campaign dominates most of the other front pages. The mirror he sprays “Sunak ready for power” and writes that the former chancellor is “on the verge of becoming the last unelected British prime minister.”

He notes that “only Penny Mordaunt now stands in the way of Mr. Sunak.”

The Telegraphhowever, he appears to have served Mordaunt’s leadership campaign, with the title “Sunak destined to become Prime Minister when Johnson retires”.

A report from his political editor states: “Much hinges on getting Johnson’s supporters back, a task that could be complicated.”

Times bears a similar title: “Sunak is ready for number 10 when Johnson leaves the race”. The newspaper writes that “the former prime minister accuses the lack of unity among the candidates” for his exit from the race.

He reports that Johnson accused Sunak and Mordaunt of “failing to unite in the national interest after rejecting his attempts to strike a deal.” Johnson is reported to have met Sunak and Mordaunt over the weekend, urging them to retire.

L’Espresso leads with “Rishi new PM waiting after Boris has left the race”. The newspaper says that “Rishi Sunak will be crowned the next Prime Minister”.

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