The position for the Prime minister of Britain might not be vacant for long, if Theresa May decides to quit.
Boris Johnson made his intentions known, after May promised to set out a departure timetable early next month.
Johnson said, “Of course I’m going to go for it,” the former foreign minister, ex-mayor of London and leading Brexit campaigner told a business event in Manchester, northwest England.
The decision comes as little surprise as Johnson, one of Britain’s most identifiable politicians known simply as “Boris”, has long been known to covet the top job.
May has promised to step down once the first stage of Britain’s exit from the European Union is secured, but this has been put in doubt by repeated Brexit delays.